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Arsenal Linked With £40m Benzema Bid As Liverpool Rule Out Suarez Sale

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lining up an audacious £40m bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema after Liverpool made it clear they wont sell Luis Suarez.

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal turn their attention to Benzema?


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is lining up an audacious £40m bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema after Liverpool made it clear they wont sell Luis Suarez this summer, according to French publication LE10 Sport.

After seeing two bids rejected by the Merseysiders, Liverpool owner J.W.Henry stated in an interview with the Guardian on Thursday night that he has personally informed Ivan Gazidis they will not sell Suarez at any price this summer.

With his pursuit of the Uruguayan seemingly hitting a dead end, LE10 Sport claim the Gunners boss is now eyeing a bold move for Madrid striker Benzema and has instructed the Arsenal board to go in with an opening £40m bid as he desperately tries to save Arsenal’s summer with a marquee signing before the transfer window closes in just over 3 weeks time.

While on the face of it, any move for Benzema appears a non-starter as it’s highly unlikely Madrid would sell another striker after letting Gonzalo Higuain join Napoli last month. However, the French newspaper claims that Benzema is believed to be looking for a new challenge after spending four years at the Bernabeu, so could be open to the idea of moving to the Emirates.

Personally, I just don’t see this happening but it would be an excellent signing if Arsenal could somehow pull it off. The 25-year-old has scored 87 goals in 183 appearances for Madrid since joining from Lyon and he would certainly be a player to get the Arsenal fans smiling again.

There is the possibility that Madrid could sell Benzema and use the money to make a move for Suarez, but it seems Liverpool are determined to hang on to the unsettled hitman this summer, so unless Carlo Ancelotti can line-up a replacement, I can’t see anything coming of this one unfortunately.

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Would Arsenal fans like to see Benzema sign this summer? Share your views below.



  1. Arseniel

    August 9, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Something wrong at Liverpool. Not a club run by top level professionals. Anyway, end of that story. Lets move on and find other targets. Plenty out there!

    • philip07

      August 9, 2013 at 10:11 am

      awww now you sound lik Suarez ! we can’t get our own way and buy a top player on the cheap … so liverpool are unprofessional… wenger logic !!

    • Redblood

      August 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      I love it… Some leadership from Liverpool at last.

      • Peter Shaw

        August 10, 2013 at 1:36 am

        Sorry Redblood,
        The only place LFC are leading themselves is up the nearest blind alley!

        It’s a no win game they’re playing – your man is just trying to look hard, but he’s playing a game he can’t win, against men he can’t insult, intimidate, or impress.
        I sense it will be a long time before we see greatness at Anfield again! What a shame!

  2. Joel china

    August 9, 2013 at 9:37 am

    We ar tired of suarez lets have karim benzema 2 our atacking position.

    • john bith

      August 9, 2013 at 10:35 am

      and never will real let karim go after selling gonzalo wenger has lost it all

  3. Joel china

    August 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

    We ar tired of stupid transfer news lets have karim benzema 2 our atacking position.


    August 9, 2013 at 10:02 am



    August 9, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Wenger very stupid, annoyed us with his quid pound. Chasing one player, I think he does not want to buy and then gve this as an excuse

  6. Clarkson peter

    August 9, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Lius Suarez can never come to arsenal at any prices, so pls go and sign any other players

  7. Adesoji Adekunle

    August 9, 2013 at 10:04 am

    It could be the best Way of saving & settling the football crisis in the EUROPE/EPL as much as Real Madrid has hidden interst in Suarez. Going by the way of Benzema having grown tired of Spanish life by looking other challenges in his footballcareer.

  8. Koopa

    August 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Get the French man,he’s a lot quicker and a grate finisher than Suarez plus he don’t have teeth like a won’t sell tho.

  9. Adesoji Adekunle

    August 9, 2013 at 10:21 am

    It will put paid to all speculation among all parties involved in the Liverpool/Suarez/Arsenal transfer saga. Real Madrid will then make peace for them by selling to Benzema – Arsena – Suarez – Real Madrid – Liverpool – ?. Liverpool’s tension comes down selling Suarez abroad and left with nothing at the end of the day. Who is at loss? The question now is What are they smoking at Anfield?

    • Alan

      August 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Higuain’s move to the Gunners was close, but the club decided to wait on for Liverpool’s Suarez! Lost Higuain to Napoli and are certainly not going to get Suarez.
      J W Henry was right in asking, “what are you lot smoking at emirates?”

  10. victor

    August 9, 2013 at 10:22 am

    wenger and the board dnt want to buy players ,why always going for players that have little or no posibility of leaving their clubs, anytime any of our target is reportedly set to undergo arsenal medical ,one thing is for sure , the have sign for another club, higuin , Bearnd etc ,too bad , may be arsenal should cancel medical ,pls just sign!!!

  11. Fred Akinsanmi

    August 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Suarez stays in Liverpool,will never sell to stupid Arsenal and Wenger,i don’t know what trophy Suarez want to win at emirates anyway,maybe he want to join gunners to make the numbers as they always do yearly, better get rid of Wenger,no top striker will come to Arsenal this season,they got no history,they are scrap team

  12. lukwady

    August 9, 2013 at 11:00 am

    there’re mob players who can do miracles at the emirates,why stick to only one player eg.micho of swansea

  13. lukwady

    August 9, 2013 at 11:03 am

    there’re mob players who can do miracles at the emirates,why stick to only one player eg.micho of Swansea can fit in arsenal very well.

  14. Smort

    August 9, 2013 at 11:03 am

    The Arsene and The Board continues…3 weeks to go!

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  16. Lasbrey

    August 9, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Arsenal are not ready to buy suarez, they saw madrid interest in Bale and decided to pursue suzrez. If madrid come calling for suarez believe me arsenal will flee. Suarez is a good player if not for his habit. But £40m+£1? How much was Higuain bought for?. Very good players dnt come cheap and they know that.

  17. Ronald sangh

    August 9, 2013 at 11:51 am

    May be its strategy fo Wenger to pressure Liverpool sell suarez to Madrid so that he gets Benzema

  18. famous

    August 9, 2013 at 11:52 am

    4 me i want luis suarez 2 stay at anfild this summer so that liverpool can fight for top four

  19. David Ekponeyen

    August 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Hmmm Luis suarez is meant for Liverpool xo arsene wenger stop falsing ur self to get wat u can nt afford…….. D club owner make it clear dat he is nt for sell noting u cn do abt it………………………… It beta u look for free transfer striker in France b’cuz only three week remain, time wait for no body……. Up Liverpool.

  20. Hassan k

    August 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Am really fed up wz wenger…

  21. Gooner4life

    August 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Personally I don’t want suarez. But why are all the Liverpool fans chirping that we aren’t going to get him and that he won’t be sold for any price. You’re just going to be stuck with an unhappy place, who also happens to be a nutcase. Good luck with that one LFC!!!

    • Redblood

      August 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Don’t be a dork all your life Gooner. Your club were at least prepared to pay double what they have ever before for anyone else in your club, and they did it because they believe that he will a) take your club forward and b) deliver some trophies. Sad sack for you pal. Try shopping somewhere else or even better, stump up real money, say 70 mill then we will believe you are serious, and so will your hapless clubs fans. Until then you are still trying to bargain basement buy. We all know where that has got you so far.

  22. Salisu Wasiu Bamidele

    August 9, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Its upto you Gazidis and Wenger,you only bid but you dont give it quick buying which has tremendously caused Arsenal difficulties in making a marquee signing so far,i think we should forget about Suarez and sign Michu,also.,Gustavo if possible Williams.You and Gazidis should do something before the transfer window closes and stop deceiving we gunners fans,please.

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