Real Madrid has once more turned down Arsene Wenger and Co’s bid for Karim Benzema. But the French international continues to be top priority in the target list of the Gunners, according to reports. A £31 million bid rejected, Arsenal may up their offer in the coming days.
Benzema is Real president Florentino Perez’s favorite player, and the Spanish giants have been firm in their stance of not selling Benzema.
Real Manager Rafa Benitez will only consider selling the ace forward if only someone of the same caliber is recruited in his roster. Sergio Aguero is in Real’s radar, according to sources. Meanwhile, the Gunners are said to be lining up Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho.
The most amusing fact about the Benzema bid is that the Gunners contacted Real Madrid in via WhatsApp, because it’s 2015. After the latest rejection, it appears that the French striker would no longer be an attacking option in Wenger’s roster for coming season. Arsenal have also been linked with Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain and Man City forward Edin Dzeko this summer.