Real Madrid star pushing for a summer move

Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema is considering his future at the club and may push for a summer move, according to the reports in Spain. Spanish publication AS, via Metro, has claimed that the signals from the Benzema camp indicate that the player feels his time at Real Madrid has come to a natural end and he wishes to pursue a new challenge. The French striker joined Real in 2009, and since then he has scored 174 goals in all competitions for the club. He has also won a La Liga…

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Real Madrid stars deal blow to Premier League clubs transfer hopes

Real Madrid secured their 11th Champions League trophy on Saturday, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid during a penalty shootout, with Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the decisive penalty kick. A bunch of Los Blancos stars have been linked with transfer moves away from the Santiago Bernabeu, including Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Isco, and Karim Benzema. However, after their European triumph, a trio of Real Madrid stars dealt some serious blows to teams interested in their services. Rodriguez remained on the bench during Real’s Champions League win this weekend and has been frustrated…

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Jose Mourinho wants to bring in trio of French star players to Manchester United

According to Sky Sports, Jose Mourinho has agreed personal terms with Manchester United but the deal will not be completed until image-rights issues are resolved by lawyers representing both parties. This week, the Red Devils sacked Louis Van Gaal after two seasons in charge of the Old Trafford club. Mourinho is set to succeed the Dutchman after months of speculation. Not surprisingly, United’s squad is primed for a big overhaul during the summer transfer window. According to The Independent, Mourinho has identified Karim Benzema as a primary target, but he is aware that…

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Manchester City starlet enters top 10 most lethal strikers in Europe

Manchester City got eliminated from the Champions League on Wednesday, as the Citizens lost 1-0 at the hands of Real Madrid in their return encounter in the semi-finals at the Santiago Bernabeu. It’s been an up and down season for City, as they lacked the necessary consistency to contend for the Premier League title, despite reaching all-time heights on Europe’s biggest stage. Still, with Pep Guardiola coming in as their new manager and an exciting core of talented players already in place, there’s no need for City fans to doubt…

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Arsenal speed up pursuit for midfielder, interested in high-profile striker

Arsenal have maintained a long-term interest in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka. According to the latest report from Daily Mail, the Gunners have stepped up their pursuit of the Swiss international, and the move is expected to be finalized when the German transfer window opens on July 1. The report also claims that there remains a difference in the valuation of the player by both clubs, but the Bundesliga club expect their player to depart in the summer. The Gunners have reportedly bid £20 million for the 23-year-old, but Monchengladbach…

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Spanish journalist says sulking Real Madrid star would have been happier at Arsenal

Spanish journalist Kike Marin has said that Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema would have been happier joining Arsenal this summer, according to the Metro. The 27-year-old was heavily linked with a switch to The Emirates during the summer transfer window, but instead chose to remain in the Spanish capital. However, in recent weeks the France international has revealed his frustration at being consistently substituted by manager Rafa Benitez, and Marin, who the Metro point out first broke the Alexis Sanchez story, wrote that Benzema would be happier in North London.…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners on Benzema alert and Sanchez given fitness boost

Tuesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal have been put on red alert after long-term target Karim Benzema expressed his disappointment after being continually substituted at Real Madrid this season, saying that he is “fed up” with his situation, The Independent reports. Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi is keen to complete a temporary switch away from the club, according to the Metro. The 19-year-old is yet to play a competitive match for ArsenaI, although he has made the bench a couple of times. Theo Walcott is simply “unstoppable” and should…

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Arsenal put on high alert as Karim Benzema grows frustrated with Real Madrid substitute role

Arsenal have been put on high alert after learning Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has grown frustrated at continually being substituted by manager Rafa Benitez, The Independent reports. The France international has been withdrawn from five out of his last six La Liga appearances, with the most recent coming during the clash with Atletico Madrid last weekend – a game in which he opened the scoring. “Substitutions are what the coach decides, I’m just there to help my team-mates,” Benzema told AS. “It’s true I’m fed up of being taken…

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Arsenal news: Wright brands Benzema pursuit ’embarrassing’, but another former Gunners backs club to win title

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Ian Wright has called the Gunners’ failed pursuit of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema embarrassing, according to the Daily Mirror. The 27-year-old quashed speculation linking him with a move to the Emirates with a defiant Tweet, and Wright believes the whole saga reflected poorly on Arsenal. “I thought the Benzema situation was embarrassing in the way they pursued it,” he said. Another former Gunner Charlie Nicholas believes that the club are in a strong position to go on and win the Premier…

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Arsenal legend brands Gunners’ pursuit of Karim Benzema ’embarrassing’

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed that the Gunners were left humiliated after failing to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to the Metro. The 27-year-old was often touted as the answer to Arsene Wenger’s side’s attacking problems after being linked with a switch to the Emirates for much of the summer (via Metro). However, speculation was quashed when the Frenchman sent a Tweet confirming that he planned to remain at the Bernabeu, and Wright believes that Benzema’s snub was an embarrassment for his former side. “The Benzema thing was…

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Arsenal news: Wenger tells board to get Real Madrid star, while bid planned for Belgian prospect

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsene Wenger has told the club’s hierarchy to go out and get Real Madrid playmaker Isco, according to the Metro. The Spaniard is also being pursued by Manchester City, but Los Blancos will accept nothing less than £36.7m for the 23-year-old. Arsenal have received a boost should they decide to go back in for Isco’s Madrid teammate Karim Benzema, the Metro report. Despite the Frenchman’s desire to stay at the Bernabeu, Los Blancos are allegedly open to offers for the 27-year-old. The…

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Arsenal news: Benzema, Cavani and Icardi linked, while talks held over Real Madrid star

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners are plotting a January move for Real Madrid striker and reported summer target Karim Benzema, according to the Metro. Los Blancos are not interested in selling their forward, but that does not appear to have deterred Arsenal. The north London side are already in talks about bringing Benzema’s teammate Isco to the Emirates, according to the Metro. Arsene Wenger is prepared to offer £22m for the midfielder. Edinson Cavani is desperate to seal a move to the north London side…

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Arsenal plot ambitious bid for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema

Arsenal are reportedly preparing to make an ambitious bid to finally land Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to the Metro. The Frenchman was one of several names that were heavily linked with an Emirates switch in the summer, but like all the others – apart from Petr Cech – his move to north London failed to materialise. While the Metro suggest that Los Blancos do not plan on selling the 27-year-old, the Gunners are still considering a bid. The revival of their interest comes after Arsene Wenger’s side largely strolled…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger hits out at fans over transfer deals but Gunners pledge aid to help refugee crisis

Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Arsenal will donate £1 for every ticket sold during their match with Stoke City this weekend – to help the refugee crisis, the Metro reports. The football world has been quick to offer support to people seeking refuge from war-torn areas in the Middle East and Africa, and Uefa are hopeful of raising around £2m after the first round of Champions League fixtures next week. Arsene Wenger has defended his decision not to sign another striker and insists he didn’t lie about…

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Arsenal gossip: Arsene Wenger once interested in Real Madrid job, while Jack Wilshere’s return looms

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has revealed that Arsene Wenger was once interested in leaving the Gunners for the Bernabeu, the Daily Express report. However, his preference to build a side saw him remain with the north London outfit. “I imagine that anyone – be it a coach or a player – at some time in their career is interested in coming to a club like Real Madrid, especially when you have been at a club for fifteen years, or however…

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Arsenal fans livid as new commercial deal provides even more money that could have been spent on Karim Benzema

Arsenal have recently announced a new commercial partnership with Chinese company DJI Holdings over the next three years, which will no doubt pump in a bucket load of money into the club. However, what should be a joyous occasion has been met with anger and derision by The Gunner’s faithful, who believe that money should have been made available to sign Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema if the club knew it was going to enter into a lucrative new partnership. Manager Arsene Wenger made only one signing in the summer…

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Arsenal target Karim Benzema speaks about summer speculation linking him with Emirates switch

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has revealed that he was never planning to leave the Bernabeu, despite the constant speculation that he was about to complete a sensational move to Arsenal, the Daily Express report. Following the arrival of Petr Cech, the 27-year-old was touted as the acquisition that would elevate the Gunners from top four contenders to title favourites, but Benzema explained that he was never planning on becoming the final piece in the jigsaw (via Express). “There was nothing in the talk of a transfer away from Madrid,”…

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Manchester United attempted summer swoop for Real Madrid TRIO, including Arsenal target and Gareth Bale

Florentino Perez has reportedly claimed that Manchester United were interested in a stunning summer swoop for Real Madrid trio Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane, according to the Metro. Despite doing a lot of early business during this window, Louis van Gaal appeared keen to bolster both his attacking ranks while also adding an extra centre-back, which explains why those three were targeted. The Red Devils were heavily linked with Varane’s defensive partner Sergio Ramos until the Spaniard signed a new contract at the Bernabeu, and perhaps they felt…

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(Video) Karim Benzema breaks Arsenal hearts by putting on shooting clinic

Arsenal fans might want to watch this with a box of tissues (take that whichever way you want!) as it provides a glowing vision to what might have been. All summer long The Gunners were linked with a move for the France international all summer long only to see Arsene Wenger keep his cheque book firmly in his pocket. And this week, whilst with the France national team, he has highlighted just how good he is, and how good he could have been for Arsenal with a shooting masterclass. SEE…

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FIFA 16 player rankings 40-31: Chelsea stopper ranked higher than Man United striker Wayne Rooney

On Wednesday, we brought you the first in a series of lists concerning the player rankings on FIFA 16. And today we continue that run down with numbers 40-31, and though there are no major shocks, the placement of certain names will no doubt ruffle a few feathers amongst fans. 40. Gerard Pique – Barcelona Rating: 85 The Barca defender is still in good nick despite having a quiet season by his own standards. 39. Mats Hummels – Borussia Dortmund Rating: 86 Linked with United over the summer, and we…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners hijack Barcelona offer for goal machine winger and HUGE Benzema contract offered

Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is refusing to axe defender Calum Chambers, 20, despite his shaky display against Liverpool on Monday, The Sun reports. The Arsenal manager admits £16million buy Chambers was nowhere near his best as he was run ragged in the first half. Olivier Giroud is keeping the reasons behind his fine Newcastle scoring run a tightly kept secret, the Daily Star reports. Arsenal travel to the North East on Saturday hoping to continue their recent dominance over the Magpies. Arsene Wenger…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema tries to kill speculation, and Cavani move lined up

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners are still planning to make a bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, despite the Frenchman making a clear statement about his future, the Metro report. The 27-year-old posted a picture of himself in the Madrid dressing room on social media and referred to the Bernabeu as home. The Daily Mirror are claiming that Arsene Wenger has switched his attention to another striker however, and now plans to try and bring Edinson Cavani to the club. The Mirror suggest however,…

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Arsenal to make late attempt to land Karim Benzema despite striker pledging future to Real Madrid

Despite Karim Benzema posting a very clear message on Twitter that he was planning to stay with Real Madrid (via Metro), Arsene Wenger has not completely given up on trying to lure the forward to the Emirates, according to the Metro. The Metro suggest that the Gunners are aware of how difficult it will be to persuade the 27-year-old to move to the Premier League, but plan to make a last-ditch attempt to get his signature before they accept that their months of pursuit have been a waste of time.…

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Arsenal target Karim Benzema ends speculation over future with defiant message

In the news that most Arsenal fans did not want to hear – but probably expected – Karim Benzema has seemingly confirmed that he will not be moving to the Premier League this summer with a defiant tweet. In a clear statement to those who had claimed that the Frenchman’s move to the Emirates was going to happen, Benzema was pictured in the Real Madrid dressing room and referred to Los Blancos as his home. For all those clowns who want to make believe things at my fans. Here this…

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Arsenal blow as Karim Benzema trains with Real Madrid and plans to go nowhere

Arsenal’s hopes of landing Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema appear to have been dashed, according to the Daily Mirror. The Mirror report that the Frenchman has been back training with Los Blancos after missing the club’s season opener against Sporting Gijon. And sources close to the player have quashed suggestions that the 27-year-old is close to sealing a move to the Emirates (via Mirror). It is likely that, even if Rafa Benitez was previously tempted to sell Benzema, the goalless draw with the newly-promoted side – who came within inches…

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