It wouldn’t be a proper transfer window if Arsenal were not linked with the Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, in fact last summer the rumours were continuing from the beginning until the end, despite numerous denials by both the player and Arsene Wenger.
So the theory goes like this. Benzema’s bosses at Real Madrid are actively looking to sign a new Galactico striker, and their first choice is Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, who has refused a new deal at the German giants, and his agent, Cezary Kucharski, has announced that he has been talking to Madrid.
“Real Madrid contacted us a few weeks ago, we listened to everything they said. It’s a big and exciting club,” Kucharski said. “We have informed FC Bayern that we’ve held talks with Madrid.”
But Bayern are adamant they won’t sell, so now Real have moved on to Aubameyang, who is more likely to be open to movng to the Champions League winners. Of course this has been interpreted by the media as a sign that Benzema will definitely be leaving the Bernabeau, and of course that means that Arsenal are the favourites to sign him. Obviously….!
As per usual, Benzema himself has sent a message saying he has no intention of leaving Madrid, and he said this weekend after helping his team to win the Champions League: “I am happy here and I hope to be here for many years.
“I thank the people in Madrid for being there for me and my family.
“Thanks to everybody because they are part of my life and we are going to be used to winning titles.
“‘I am very proud of the team and I am glad because it is a very important title for everybody and I have to thank the supporters, the club’s president [Florentino Perez], the coach [Zinedine Zidane], the players and today we are in Madrid’s history.”
But this statement will not stop the media frenzy, just like last year, but we all know that there is little to no chance of Benzema leaving Madrid to come to li’l old Arsenal, so let’s just forget about him and hope hat we get Jamie Vardy!