Date: 3rd August 2015 at 7:54pm
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Karim BenzemaIt appears Arsene Wenger will have to look for an alternative striker to add to his squad this summer, as it looks like has put an end to rumours linking Karim Benzema with a move to Arsenal.

The France has been heavily linked with a move to this summer, with reports suggesting Real turned down an opening offer of £31.3 million.

It was then claimed the went back in with a £35.3 million for Benzema – which is believed to have been rejected once again.

However, are now said to have set aside £45.8 million to make the deal finally happen, but it appears even that won’t be enough to prise him away from the after Benitez insisted he will be a Real player this season:

‘My answer is yes I think he will stay with us.

‘I don’t see any problem. He trains really well and I am pleased with him.’

This rumour looks set to go the distance this summer, and even though Benitez thinks Benzema will remain at Arsenal, anything is still possible.

Real insisted Mesut Ozil wasn’t leaving Real for in 2013…look where he is now.