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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