Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he hasn’t made any approach for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema despite speculation suggesting otherwise.
It has been reported that the Gunners are preparing a £40m offer the French international, with Wenger seemingly keen on adding him to his squad in order to have a prolific goalscorer to compliment his creative forces.
However, even though the 27-year-old could leave Madrid this summer, Wenger has made no official move for him as of yet as he denied the rumours.
“I don’t know where that story has come from. But that’s not happening at the moment,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports.
Olivier Giroud is currently the first option as an out-and-out striker for Wenger, while Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott have all played in the position.
However, critics have suggested that if the club are to make a sustained title push, they need a striker that can score over 20 goals a season to spearhead their attack.
Fans will undoubtedly be frustrated by a lack of movement for a top transfer target, but Wenger has left the door open for a future move.