Gunners aim to return to Spain in order to lure big-money attacker to the Emirates.
Premier League leaders Arsenal will step up their attempts to sign highly rated Real Madrid front man Karim Benzema as soon as the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The north London club have made the addition of a new world-class striker an absolute priority for the turn of the year, with Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger known to be a huge fan of Benzema’s.
In fact, Wenger even tried to lure the France international to the Emirates during the summer, only for the 25-year-old to refuse his compatriot’s advances at the time, preferring instead to fight for his place up front at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, despite having found the back of the net on an impressive eight occasions in total so far in this campaign in only 16 matches in all competitions, including six strikes in his 12 Liga outings for los Blancos, Benzema’s future in the Spanish capital is still said to be in doubt.
But the one major stumbling block to Wenger and the Gunners being able to conclude a successful purchase for the forward in January remains whether the Spanish giants would be willing to part company with the player then as opposed to next summer.