Arsenal has submitted a bid of €40m for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema this month, according to report in Don Balon.
Real Madrid valued Benzema for €60m and Arsenal’s proposal is short of president Perez’s asking price.‘
Perez gives Zidane ultimatum about January signing
The French striker has been a long-term target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Benzema is seen as an option to replace Alexis Sanchez.
According to the report in Don Balon
Arsenal’s offer remained the only offer for the big French forward.
Zinedine Zidane sees Benzema as an integral part of his squad and insisted that he remained a required player despite the fans not happy with his performance for the past two seasons.
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi is seen as his replacement and Perez is set to sanction the deal before the close of the January transfer window.