Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has told his club that he’ll leave if he isn’t offered a new deal that merits his importance to the team, according to Don Balon (via TEAMtalk).
Arsenal and Manchester United are both said to be keen on the 30-year-old and the Frenchman will reportedly use the interest from the Premier League in order to get an improved contract.
Benzema only signed a four-year deal in September last year, but after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, it seems he wants an improved wage more befitting of his role as a key first-team player.
The French forward has played the full 90 minutes in all four La Liga fixtures so far this campaign, scoring four goals in the process.
Don Balon report that he is seeking a wage in the region of £180,000 a week, a salary he could easily get in the Premier League.
However, the same publication reports that Real president Florentino Perez is considering alternatives with Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi a candidate that could be signed in the January transfer window.