Real Madrid centre-forawrd Karim Benzema has allegedly agreed to make the switch to Arsenal. However, the Gunners are believed to be short of meeting the Spanish giants asking price for the Frenchman.
The North London club are willing to pay £35m for the experienced Frenchman’s services, while Real Madrid are holding out for £52.3m, as per The Mirror.
With the clubs still locked in negotiations over a fee, former France international forward is believed to have told Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that he will move to the Emirates Stadium.
The former Lyon attacker has struggled to find his best form for the Los Blanco this campaign, with the Spanish outfits enduring a tough campaign that has seen bitter rivals Barcelona sitting with 19 points ahead in the La Liga table and being eliminated from the Copa del Rey tournament by Leganes.
Real’s recent fortunes have led to reports that Zinedine Zidane is planning to overhaul his squad for the next season and a new number nine to replace his compatriot is rumoured to be high on his shopping list.
World-class centre-forward’s like Harry Kane, Mauro Icardi and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang have all been rumoured with a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu, however, the last one has finalised a move to the Emirates Stadium on the deadline day of the January transfer window.