Manchester United could be in pole position to sign one of Arsenal’s top transfer targets up front this summer as they move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
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The Red Devils are desperate to land the French international from the Spanish giants after learning that Gareth Bale does not want to move to the Premier League this summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo could aid United in the move, with the Daily Mail reporting that new Real manager Rafael Benitez plans to use him up front next season, meaning less playing time for Benzema.
Arsenal have long been linked as one of the 27-year-old’s main admirers, but United are now stepping up their interest as Louis van Gaal eyes a replacement for the likes of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie up top.