Wenger has been speaking to Benzema after it was revealed he could be available in January.
Arsene Wenger has been speaking to Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema ahead of a proposed January transfer to Arsenal, according to the Metro.
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Los Blancos forward is a reported target for Liverpool and Chelsea as well, but Wenger will be hoping the French connection gives him the edge over his rivals.
Rumours in Spain have suggested that Madrid are finally ready to offload the international striker and the Gunners boss has been in contact with Benzema personally to secure a winter transfer.
Wenger has often heaped praise on his fellow countryman and he has reportedly promised him a huge wage to bring him to North London.
Despite signing Danny Welbeck on deadline day and having Olivier Giroud waiting to come back from injury in the New Year, the club are still on the look out for a marquee striker.
The North Londoners have been heavily linked to Edinson Cavani or Paris Saint-Germain, but not only would Benzema probably prove cheaper in both the transfer and wage department, he would probably be a more popular choice with the Emirates Stadium faithful as well.