Arsenal CLEARED to sign £60m Real Madrid duo: Benzema & Liverpool target allowed to leave

Posted by

Gunners poised to complete £60m swoop.

Arsenal have been cleared to sign two Real Madrid players in a £60m double deal this summer, according to various recent reports.

Although Arsene Wenger recently distanced himself from a move for French striker Karim Benzema, it now seems that Real are open to letting him go for £45m after Rafael Benitez has decided on using players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale centrally this season.

This puts Arsenal in the driving seat to land the 27-year-old, and they could also have good news in their pursuit of Spanish midfielder Asier Illarramendi.

Top 100 Premier League players 2015/16: Chelsea star only 2nd, Man Utd new signing 45th & Liverpool’s Coutinho fails to make top 10
7 signings set to be completed in time for the new Premier League season: Benzema to Arsenal & Man Utd double deal
Get Arsenal goal videos with our FREE Sports video app!

The 25-year-old has reportedly been told he has no future at the Bernabeu, though Liverpool could be slight favourites to beat the Gunners to his signature, according to sources in Spain.

More Stories asier illarramendi Karim Benzema