Arsenal prepare bid for Real Madrid striker

Updated: December 13, 2011

Arsenal are set to renew their pursuit of Karim Benzema when the January transfer window opens according to reports.

The Real Madrid striker has failed to nail down a regular first team place and the Gunners are preparing a £30 million bid for the French international as Wenger looks to strengthen his strike force. Arsenal have been chasing him for a while and Wenger is a known admirer of the 23 year old who has made just 8 starts this season for Real Madrid.

He scored after just 22 seconds in Saturday’s El Clasico and despite being highly rated Mourinho seems to prefer Higuain. Arsenal have plenty of cash following the sale of Nasri and Fabregas and it is likely that the Spanish giants won’t let him go for less then £30 million which would mean if Arsenal want to sign him then they would have to smash their record transfer fee of £15 million for Andrey Arshavin.

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