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Arsene Wenger is set to bid £27million for Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema in January.

Benzema has been on Arsenal’s radar for some time, with Wenger having tired to lure the hitman to the Emirates this summer.

However, Benzema stayed at Real while his international team-mate Olivier Giroud has impressed up front for the Gunners this season.

But with increasing concerns surrounding back-up to Giroud at the North London club, Wenger is ready to press on with a January bid for Benzema.

Express Sport understands the Spanish giants value the 25-year-old at around £27m, but that price-tag does not faze Wenger.

Real may put the block on any move until the summer though, if they cannot secure a like-for-like replacement.

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez – also a target for Arsenal during the summer – is wanted in Madrid but the Reds are expected to hold firm until the end of the current campaign.

And Bernabeu chiefs are under no pressure to sell, despite Benzema’s up-and-down form and strained relationship with the club’s fans.

He has undergone something of renaissance in recent weeks, scoring four goals in as many games.

Source: Express

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