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Transfer Balls: Karim Benzema has Arsenal fans walking in Wengerland

by | 3rd, August 2015

More news on Arsenal and Karim Benzema, the Real Madrid and France striker linked by a myriad reports with a move to the Gunners.

The Telegraph says “Gunners clear to sign Karim Benzema for £46m“. Clear? Not really because ESPN says Arsenal are not interested in the player.

Madrid-based newspaper AS  says Arsenal have set aside €65 million to sign the striker.

But Arsenal boss Arsene, Wenger said only yesterday:

“No, nothing is happening. Honestly, no. I don’t know who brings that up. Is it Spanish media or English media? I don’t know.”

Back to the Telegraph , then, which states:

Real Madrid are resigned to losing Karim Benzema to Arsenal this summer, and have already began targetting replacements for the French striker.

The Metro agrees, saying Benzema will join the Gunners for £50m. But its source is the aforesaid AS , which turns out to be the Telegraph’s only source, too.

What AS reports is this:

…Wenger himself is fully aware of how difficult such an operation would be… The club’s technical department are studying other options but until they have used up every resource to land the Madrid striker, other candidates will remain secondary to Wenger’s plans.

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