Liverpool Ready To Battle Arsenal For £25m Striker After Agent Hints At Move

By on February 24, 2014

The January transfer window may have slammed shut but clubs will still be working hard behind the scenes at identifying targets for the summer, so we’ll bring you all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Liverpool are ready to battle Arsenal for Karim Benzema.

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Liverpool are lining-up an ambitious move for long-term Arsenal target Karim Benzema after the players agent confirmed the striker would consider a switch away from Real Madrid this summer, according to the Metro.

Benzema has been in decent form for Real this season, scoring 18 goals in 34 appearances, but he’s yet to cement himself in the hearts of the Bernabeu faithful and has been the subject of jeers from the stands at times this campaign.

It’s led to speculation he could be on the move this summer and it seems there will be interest from the Premier League with the Metro claiming that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing an ambitious move for the French international IF they manage to qualify for the Champions League this season.

The newspaper cites reports coming out of Spain that claim the 26-year-old’s agent has told Liverpool his client would be open to leaving Madrid at the end of the season and the Reds will put together an attractive proposal to try and lure him to Anfield should they seal a top four finish.

However, understandably Liverpool will be not be the only club interested and the Metro claim that as well as a number of top European sides, Arsenal will also renew their interest with a deal likely to cost any club in excess of £25m.

It would certainly be a huge coup if either Liverpool or Arsenal were able to persuade Benzema to leave Madrid and come to England. The striker has bagged 105 goals in 217 games since joining from Lyon in 2009 but there has always been speculation he’s unsettled and that’s unlikely to change this summer.

Arsenal have long been linked with the player and reportedly tried to sign him last summer, and with the Gunners need for a world class striker still apparent, you’d expect Arsene Wenger would be interested should Benzema become available.

But it looks like he’ll face some stiff competition from Brendan Rodgers this time around – although it will be interesting to see how the Northern Irishman would fit the Frenchman in to his team along with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge if they were to win the race.

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12 Comments

  1. Ste

    February 24, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    This is real madrid starting the Propaganda,so they get Suarez in the summer.Sc*M Spanish spicks !!!

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  3. Kadeterpase

    February 24, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Zima is my ideal striker for Afc.

  4. AllMightyRed

    February 24, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Can’t see any logic in this rumour whatsoever because if we buy Benzema, what happens to the SAS?!? Imo we should promote Hodzic to the first team or buy a young striker like Tello or Morata to learn from the SAS but a player like Benzema will only serve to unsettle them & Benzema himself has never been as prolific as either one so unless he is content to be our backup option, it’s a no from me!! Better if we go sign Firmino who can play anywhere across the front line, slightly deeper or on the wings. He wouldn’t be direct competition for either player, rather a compliment to them & he’s absolute class!!
    YNWA

  5. cal

    February 25, 2014 at 12:37 am

    if we signed benzima we would go from the sas to the sbs

  6. Antonio

    February 25, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Benzema is a beta option n he wil not cost much.

    Benzema can play any where.
    Unlyk Suarez who is selfish & can’t score against big teams.

    Xo Suarez can go 2 chelsea or Madrid.

    Benzema is d right man. I hope 2 see in In d Summer.
    YWNA

    • cal

      February 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

      benzema beta option than suarez why would u gamble, suarez is a proven goalscorer in the prem and when he doesnt score his all round play is excellant setting up goals his workrate is top class something that rubs off on the rest of the team. i personally think liverpool should go 4 loic remy proven in the prem he would score many goals for the reds with the amount of chances we create.

    • alex ferguson

      February 26, 2014 at 1:23 am

      Your wish will not be granted beta. Liverpool will not sell to Manchester. Try your luck on other strikers.

  7. Liban

    February 25, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I like 2see Benzem in the sumer bcoz he is outstanding player,suraze,strurradge+Benzem:win more trophy’s i will wel came him in Anfeiled.

  8. tarwish

    February 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    the likes of Remy …tiote …luke ..are tested already in the premier and can well and at a cheaper end ….

  9. a

    February 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    liverpool transfert summer

    out
    agger 10
    enrique 8
    allen 10
    borini 12
    assaidi 4
    jonson 15
    lucas 15
    total 74

    in
    varane 15
    verratti 20
    mascherano 15
    digne 12
    montoya 10
    vietto 12
    diame 6

    ———–mignolet———–
    montoya–varane—sakho–digne
    ——maschrano–gerrard——
    ———–verratti———–
    sturridge—-suarez—-coutinho

    • alex ferguson

      February 26, 2014 at 1:25 am

      Do you often post on Liverpool
      Rumour co UK?

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