Arsenal and Liverpool submit bids for Benzema – report

Date published: Thursday 15th June 2017 8:22

Karim Benzema: Wants explanation for France absence

Arsenal, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain have all submitted offers for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to reports.

Spanish outlet Diario Gol are reporting that that the Premier League duo are among three clubs to have made an offer for the Frenchman.

According to the report, Benzema is considering a Bernabeu exit as he feels that he “didn’t receive enough backing from president Florentino Perez” following a blackmail scandal involving Mathieu Valbuena.

However, the 29-year-old is believed to have the backing of manager Zinedine Zidane, and played a big part in a side which captured a La Liga and Champions League double.

Arsene Wenger is apparently a big admirer of Benzema and may be on the lookout for a replacement for countryman Olivier Giroud.

Reports have linked Giroud with a move to West Ham this summer and the player himself, has also questioned whether he will still be at the club next season, despite signing a new two-and-a-half-year deal in January.

He said: “Wenger is counting on me even though he hasn’t used me much.

“I will not settle for limited playing time (next season) like I have this season.”

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