Benzema back on radar
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Arsenal are reported to be back in the hunt for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and could launch a £40million bid, reports claim.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has long been linked with a move for the France international and is thought to have failed on more than one occasion to strike a deal.
Benzema is just the kind of high-profile, world-class striker that Wenger has been desperate to bring to the Emirates Stadium, and reports are rife he will launch another attempt to land him.
The Spanish press have claimed Wenger will bid for Benzema at the end of the season, but there is one huge sticking point that could put an end to any hopes of a deal.
Real have been hit by FIFA transfer embargo that prevents them from signing players in the next two transfer windows, so the exit door is sure to be closed.
Arsenal's only hope will be if the ban is lifted, but for now at least, any chance of a deal looks dead in the water.