Arsenal gossip: Ball in Gunners’ court over Benzema move, and Wenger questions Liverpool’s decision to sell Raheem Sterling

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: According to the Daily Star, a Real Madrid insider claims that Karim Benzema is open to an Arsenal move, but it is up to the Gunners to make a bid if they want to land the 27-year-old. “It’s up to Arsenal to fight for Karim with a big offer,” the insider suggested. Ahead of the two sides’ clash tonight, Arsene Wenger has admitted that he’s surprised that Liverpool decided to sell Raheem Sterling this summer, and didn’t feel that the 20-year-old was…

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Man United news: £95m Bale bid planned, and Neymar’s agent watches Newcastle draw

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Manchester United are prepared to wait right until the last couple of days of the window to seal a deal for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, according to the Metro. The Red Devils could pay as much as £95m for the former Tottenham man. Speculation continues that Barcelona star Neymar could be on his way to Old Trafford, after The Sun reported that the Brazilian’s international agent Pini Zahavi has visited Old Trafford. Zahavi (in the blue suit) was sat near…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema wants Emirates switch, but Cavani in town for medical

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Karim Benzema will be more than willing to move to Arsenal if the Gunners make a bid that matches Real Madrid’s valuation of the forward, the Daily Star report. 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…

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Karim Benzema ready to join Arsenal as £50m bid prepared

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Karim Benzema is ready to tell Real Madrid that he wants to move to Arsenal once the Gunners make a £50m bid for his services, according to the Daily Star. The potential fee – which would make the 27-year-old the most expensive player in the club’s history – would tempt the Frenchman to the Emirates as the Star claim that it would provide an indication of how highly he would be regarded as part of Arsene Wenger’s side. The Star suggest that, should the north London outfit make such a…

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Man United keeping keen eye on Arsenal target Karim Benzema

Manchester United are reportedly keeping an eye on Real Madrid forward and Arsenal target Karim Benzema, according to the Metro. The Metro claim however, that unlike Arsene Wenger’s side, the Red Devils are not currently considering a bid for the 27-year-old, but may change their stance should it become obvious that Los Blancos are looking to sell the Frenchman. Louis van Gaal’s desire to bring Benzema to Old Trafford would have surely increased following another difficult game in front of goal for his team. They could only manage a goalless draw…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema to be unveiled at Liverpool clash but Cavani desperate to seal Gunners switch

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Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Edinson Cavani is reportedly trying to push through a transfer to Arsenal as soon as possible, the Metro reports. The Paris St Germain striker wants to have his medical and complete a switch in the coming days. However, the Daily Star is reporting that Arsenal will unveil the signing of Karim Benzema before kick-off of their game against Liverpool at the Emirates on Monday. The report claims that the Gunners have even chartered a private jet and rented a hotel room for…

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Arsenal rent private jet to fly Karim Benzema to London and unveil him at home clash vs Liverpool

Arsenal are said to be so confident of landing Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema that they have chartered a private jet and rented him a hotel room ahead of a medical with the club on Monday night, the Metro reports. And not only that, the Gunners are hoping to unveil the France international to the crowd before the club’s meeting with Liverpool at The Emirates. The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the 27-year-old all summer, and after many stop start reports, Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli now…

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Transfer experts say Arsenal will sign Karim Benzema on Tuesday

Karim Benzema’s proposed move to Arsenal has been one of the longest running transfer sagas of the summer, with several reports claiming that the deal is on, the off, then on again..then off again. Fans have been patiently waiting all summer to see Arsene Wenger make a move for a proven world class goalscorer, but so far no deal has come off. However, two established ‘transfer gurus’ have given insights into the status of Arsenal’s pursuit for Karim Benzema. Norwegian journalist Jan Aage Fjortoft, who is a former Premier League…

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Five strikers Man United should target after missing out on Pedro

With news breaking that Pedro is set to become the latest in a long line of names that Manchester united have missed out on this summer, Red Devils fans will be comforted to know that there is still time for them to get a marquee signing through the door. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of five possible targets that United could look to bring in to help sooth their striker shortage at the moment. Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich Muller would be the obvious choice, as…

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Journalist claims that Arsenal are in talks over Edinson Cavani move but Karim Benzema deal is dead

TalkSPORT journalist Ian Abrahams has claimed that while Arsenal have given up on trying to bring Karim Benzema to the Emirates this summer, the Gunners are in talks about a potential move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani. In a series of tweets, Abrahams suggested that Arsene Wenger’s quest to bring the Frenchman to the Premier League is over after it became apparent that he would not be leaving Real Madrid. That has prompted the side to pursue Cavani, and it now appears that a deal could well be done,…

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Pundit claims Real Madrid have accepted Arsenal’s Karim Benzema offer

Outspoken pundit Rodney Marsh is known for a lot of things, but is very rarely at the forefront of the latest transfer speculation. However, that hasn’t stopped him from going all ITK by claiming that Real Madrid have accepted Arsenal’s offer for striker Karim Benzema. However, the former Manchester City striker was just as quick to point out that just because Real had accepted The Gunners’ offer that doesn’t mean anything is going to happen… For the deal to go ahead it would require Benzema to agree to what Arsenal…

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Real Madrid plot raid on Premier League goal machine and clear path for Benzema to join Arsenal

Arsenal may have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, after the Metro reported that Los Blancos’ president Florentino Perez was considering the possibility of selling him this summer. The La Liga giants are happy to let the 27-year-old leave the Bernabeu during this window, but only if they manage to lure Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero back to the Spanish capital, four years after the Argentinian left Atletico, the Metro report. Perez considers the current holder of the Premier League’s golden boot as an…

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Arsenal could sign £50m Karim Benzema alternative ‘within days’

Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani could reportedly seal a move to Arsenal in the coming days as the club continue to search for an alternative option to Real Madrid star Karim Benzema, according to the Metro. Arsenal have supposedly been on the trail of the France international all summer, but has been thwarted by Real’s desire to keep him at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond the end of the transfer window. However, Arsene Wenger has been keeping his eye on possible alternatives, with reports in Spain suggesting that the club…

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Arsenal blow as Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez discusses Karim Benzema’s future

Arsenal have been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, after Rafa Benitez discussed his expectations for the forward this season, the Daily Express report. The Gunners have been heavily linked with a possible move for the 27-year-old, with many fans suggesting that the Frenchman would be the final piece in the puzzle that would allow Arsene Wenger’s side to end their wait for the Premier League title. However, Benitez has seemingly quashed speculation by suggesting what he expects of the former Lyon man…

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Arsenal news: Marco Verratti interested in Premier League switch, and teammate offered to Gunners

Here is Monday’s news and rumours concerning Arsenal: Paris Saint-Germain’s deep-lying playmaker Marco Verratti has put Arsenal on alert after suggesting that he would be interested in making a move to the Premier League in the future, the Daily Express report. The 22-year-old did concede however, that he was happy with the French side at the moment. “I’ll begin to consider leaving on the day that I no longer feel good at PSG or when the club decides to sell me,” he said. “England, Spain, and a return to Italy…

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Arsenal news: Edinson Cavani bid planned, but journalist claims Benzema deal imminent

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli has claimed that Karim Benzema’s move to the Emirates is basically done and will be completed next week, according to the Metro. Giulianelli claimed that the Real Madrid man will wear the number nine shirt for the Gunners. However, frustrations over the Benzema saga has seen Arsene Wenger put Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani at the top of his wishlist, the Metro report. The Gunners are prepared to make a £35.5m bid for the Uruguayan if they fail…

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Journalist claims Karim Benzema’s Arsenal move WILL HAPPEN next week

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to FourFourTwo journalist Emanuele Giulianelli. The Italian alerted Gunners supporters by sending a tweet simply stating that the Frenchman was on his way, and hinted that he would be donning the number nine shirt at the Emirates. Benzema is coming. #Arsenal #KB9 — Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) August 15, 2015 And when asked when the 27-year-old would complete his Premier League switch, Giulianelli stuck his neck out by suggesting that the move would be confirmed next week.…

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Italian journalist says Karim Benzema IS joining Arsenal after £45m bid accepted by Real Madrid

Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli has reportedly given a startling update into Arsenal’s quest to sign Karim Benzema by saying that there is a deal on the table for the Real Madrid striker, the Metro reports. And it appears to be good news, with Giulianelli stating that a move is close to happening after the Gunners submitted a £45m offer for the Frenchman. Benzema has consistently been mooted as Arsenal’s number one transfer target this summer as the club search for a world class number nine to bolster their front line.…

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Stunning model Jeinny Lizarazo vows to be ‘punished’ if Karim Benzema rejects Arsenal move

A Venezuelan model by the name of Jeinny Lizarazo has shown she has no problems catching the attentions of the crowd when she last week predicted that Karim Benzema was Arsenal bound. Also working as a TV personality for ESPN Deporte, she said that the France international was en route to London for a medical with the Gunners, only for it to now look like a nothing story. And last night, Lizarazo has teased Arsenal fans again, backing up her belief that the deal will go through and posting a…

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Kaka believes Arsenal will struggle to sign Karim Benzema this summer

Former Real Madrid legend Kaka has said that he believes Arsenal will find it difficult to sign striker Karim Benzema during the current transfer window, the Daily Express reports. The Gunners have been consistently linked with the France international’s signature this summer as they desperately search for another striker to ease the burden from Olivier Giroud’s shoulders. The Spanish giants have reportedly slapped a £35m asking price on the powerful forward, but Wenger is reluctant to meet their demands. And with the deal to sign Benzema dragging on with just…

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Arsenal news: Benzema offer on table, and Gunners prepare bid for Julian Draxler

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Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsenal have put an offer on the table for Karim Benzema, who Real Madrid are willing to sell this summer, according to the Metro. Apparently, the only thing now preventing a deal is whether the Frenchman wants to move to the Emirates it seems. The Gunners are planning to swoop in with a £21.1m offer for Schalke winger Julian Draxler, after talks about a move to Juventus reached a stalemate, the Metro report. The 21-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Old…

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Arsenal have made offer for Karim Benzema and Real Madrid are happy to let him go, reports claim

Despite the Daily Mirror previously claiming that Arsenal had not made a bid for Karim Benzema, the Metro are suggesting that not only have the north London side put an offer on the table, but Real Madrid are willing to let the Frenchman leave this summer. In the wake of the Gunners’ disappointing result against West Ham during the opening weekend of the new Premier League season, there were plenty calls for Arsene Wenger to do everything in his power to land the 27-year-old if the side wanted to stand…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema interest real, but two other world-class strikers still linked

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsenal are interested in signing Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema this summer, but will not pay Los Blancos’ asking price for the 27-year-old, the Daily Mirror report. The Gunners are hoping that they may be able to do a deal later in the window for a lower fee. Arsene Wenger appears to be preparing to miss out on Benzema however, as the Metro report that the Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani is being lined up for a move. Wenger is hoping that…

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Benzema Arsenal: Gunners do want to sign Real Madrid star, but won’t pay asking price

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Arsene Wenger is interested in signing Karim Benzema this summer, but is not willing to pay Real Madrid’s asking price for the Frenchman, the Daily Mirror report. That is despite the fact that the Gunners were unable to score against West Ham in front of their own fans. The Mirror report that despite their interest, the club have not held talks with either the player or his club in the last week, and remain adamant that they will not be making a bid that matches Los Blancos’ asking price. Their…

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Arsenal rumours: Benzema reportedly in town for medical while Bundesliga raid planned

Here is Monday’s news and rumours concerning Arsenal: Karim Benzema’s possible move to Arsenal is reportedly on the verge of happening, according to Venezuelan presenter and Real Madrid fan Jeinny Lizarazo, the Metro report. Lizarazo claimed that the Frenchman was set to arrive in London for a medical. Arsene Wenger is also reportedly lining up a move to sign World Cup winning pair Mario Gotze and Julian Draxler, according to the Metro. The pair have both been linked with Juventus, but could yet end up at the Emirates. However, Wenger has…

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