Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has claimed that Arsenal have “no chance whatsoever” of signing Karim Benzema from Real Madrid.
The Gunners are believed to be targeting the France international as they seek a world-class striker to fire them to the Premier League title.
Benzema’s agent has insisted that the 27-year-old is very happy at the Bernabeu and is 1,000 per cent staying put this summer, and now Balague has poured more cold water on the speculation.
For those asking: no chance whatsoever of Benzema leaving Real Madrid this summer (so no way he will go to Arsenal)
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 30, 2015
There was a theory that new Madrid manager Rafael Benitez would be open to selling Benzema at the right price as he is planning to use Cristiano Ronaldo through the middle this season.
But the former Lyon striker is still with Real on their pre-season tour.
Reports on Thursday claimed that Arsene Wenger has identified Fernando Llorente as a cut-price alternative, and that Arsenal have been in talks with the Juventus striker’s agent.
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