Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
Arsene Wenger is prepared to break the club’s transfer record by making a £50m offer, which is set to tempt the 27-year-old as it will provide an indication of how wanted he is.
However, Man United are considering whether to scupper Arsenal’s move for Benzema, as they are also keeping an eye on the former Lyon forward, the Daily Express claim.
Louis van Gaal is not currently considering a bid for the striker, but may be more willing in the wake of their goalless draw with Newcastle.
Another proposed target is reportedly closing in on a move, after the Daily Star claimed that Edinson Cavani was hoping to undergo a medical in the coming days.
It is unclear how far along the deal actually is, but it appears that the Paris Saint-Germain man is keen to move to the Premier League.
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender is being monitored ahead of a potential move to the Emirates, the Daily Mirror report.
It is thought that Arsenal will try and bring the 26-year-old to the club in an £18m deal.
Finally, Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem has joined Rangers on a season-long loan, the Daily Star report.