Arsenal transfer target ready to be sold this summer?

Karim Benzema

It’s been quite the day in the Football Transfer Tavern and now further news has emerged that has left our punters excited.

The Express are reporting that Real Madrid will sell Karim Benzema this summer with Arsenal understood to be leading the race for the French international.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign Liverpool’s star striker Luis Suarez but first need to offload the 26-year-old frontman to help put together the funds required to sign the former Ajax man.

After landing Gareth Bale last summer, Madrid president Florentino Perez is desperate to bring Suarez to the Bernabeu as he looks to create a fearsome strikeforce that would see Bale and Ronaldo playing off the Uruguayan.

While Benzema has been an impressive member of Ancelotti’s squad, it is still thought that Madrid would let him leave if it meant they could sign the Anfield star at the end of the season.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is likely to face competition for Benzema but he could certainly do extra firepower and the ex-Lyon man may well be the answer as he tries to compete at the top of the Premier League.

With only one year left on his deal at the Bernabeu we wouldn’t be too surprised to see him sold but what do you think? Let us know your thoughts below.

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