Real Madrid could be ready to accept an offer from Arsenal to let Karim Benzema move this summer, but are supposedly demanding the Gunners let them sign Laurent Koscielny as part of the deal, according to CaughtOffside.
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The Spanish giants want to improve in defence after a disappointing season, with Carlo Ancelotti sacked after failing to deliver any silverware.
Koscielny, meanwhile, has proven to be rock solid and a key player for Arsenal once again after helping them to third in the Premier League and to a second successive FA Cup final win.
With Arsenal desperate for a new striker and reportedly targeting Benzema, Real now hope to use the north Londoners’ interest in the French forward to land the talented centre-back.