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REPORTS: Chelsea Launch Bid For Arsenal Target

According to reports in El Mundo Deportivo – Chelsea have made a £20million bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

Madrid are prepared to listen to offers for the player but will be reluctant to make such a huge loss on the player they only brought two years ago. Madrid paid Lyon around £40milllion back in 2009 and the 24-year old has gone on to score over 20 goals for the Spanish giants.

Arsenal were reportedly interested in the player but Arsene Wenger is not prepared to pay anything near what Madrid want, leaving Chelsea in pole position to sign the striker.

Real president Florentino Perez will want to recoup the majority of the transfer fee they shelled out a few years ago, but Chelsea will not be prepared to pay anything more than £25million for the Frenchman.

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  1. Judith Le'Strange

    June 29, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Of course Chelsea will go for a player and they will actually offer money for them whereas Wenger/Arsenal dither over the price, he’s like a fisherwoman haggling over the price of fish at the market. Be a man and buy the players you’re saying we need i.e. Cahill, Samba & Gervinho plus a goallie but get a move on, otherwise we’ll end up with no one as usual.

    • head

      June 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

      I suppose you’ll help pay for it?

  2. Lancaster

    June 29, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Another one we are going to lose because arsenal football club dither over the price.Getting really sick of all our so called targets getting brought up .We are going to get left behind because Arsenal football club are too tight !!!!!!

  3. blue

    June 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

    go 4 karim he is a gud striker with skills to drible and desive dfender and the bak of the net.i think with him at left flank torres at the middle,neymar or sanchez at the right flank plus wit the help of a creative midfielder like modric,sniejder or pastore chelsea can beat any team no matter the materials they have.Bluez4life

  4. hassan lukman

    June 29, 2011 at 10:08 am

    only God knows where u got d crap from,chelsea bid 4 benzema unbelievable!pls stop feedin us wit useless rumours.

  5. kingsley

    June 29, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Talking of a gk, i think it’ll best if we bring back vito mannone. For me, i’ve seen him a couple me times n i think he’s just as good as joe hart (if not better, lol)

  6. mansour

    June 29, 2011 at 10:27 am

    how many strikers can a club have chelsea is becoming the new madrid bying players they dont need

  7. K

    June 29, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Yeah Benzema’s going sign for us so he can be a bench player until Van Persie’s injured? Or we’re going to drop Fabregas or Wilshwre to accommodate him in a 4-4-2? We don’t need superstars in attacking positions – we need players who can play a variety of positions and don’t mind being benched every few games. Defensive reinforcement at the back and in midfield are what we require.

  8. Kazeem amos

    June 29, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Why chelsea always pursue d scrab player?d first player we need in chesea now is a creative midfielder after dat u can nw sign any player u want,we fans want to hear d new name players in chelsea please.

  9. Ogechukwu

    June 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Chelsea don’t hv a gud scout,they end up buyn retering player’s’ that’s why they were called pensioners.

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