The attacker, who has been linked with a move away from Zinedine Zidane’s side now, is wanted by the Gunners and the Blues, as he can add more value to their front-line. Claims coming in from the Spanish media have confirmed that offers have been made for the player’s services, by both the London based clubs, though it will be up to the player now to decide which club he wishes to sign for.
The French international has failed to impress this term in the La Liga and has scored just five times for the defending champions. He has been getting some harsh criticism from the football pundits for his poor form and it seems that he could be all set to leave Madrid in the days to come. Due to this, Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte have been trying their best to bring him to England, though the Don Balon claims that he has no interest in playing in England.
The 30-year-old star is determined to remain with the Spanish giants, though President Florentino Perez has been trying his best to push him out of the club. Benzema is still confident that he will be given more game time till the time Zidane is in charge at Real, which is also another reason why he wishes to remain where he is now. On the other hand, the Londoners are determined to add a renowned goal scorer to their current squad, as they look to get something out of this season, which has thus far been dominated by the clubs from Manchester.
Alexandre Lacazette has failed to get on the score-sheet in the last eight games, with Alvaro Morata having a couple in the last nine. Due to this, they are looking at the former Lyon man to bail them out and help them go the distance, in the competitions that they are still part of. Despite signing Ross Barkley from Everton already, the west London side want to add more options up front and Conte did not deny this, in an interview recently.
“I don’t know. As I said before, the club knows very well which is my opinion and this is the best way to speak with the club and see if we need the numbers to improve the club, Conte was quoted by Daily Star.
“The final decision is with the club.”
It would mean that both managers would be at it once again in the January transfer window, as they look to bring in Benzema this month.