Arsenal according to a report by El Confidencial have reach an agreement with Real Madrid for the signature of Karim Benzema. According to the report, Madrid told Arsenal Morata is not for sale but that the Gunners can have Benzeman instead. A bid said to be in the region of €35 million has been accepted by Madrid for the player.
The former Lyon star has always been linked with a move to Arsenal. Last summer everyone thought the player will be joining Arsenal but he changed his mind at the last minute. But with Morata now back at Madrid, he could find himself warming the bench which he does not want and has asked to leave the club and has been granted his wish.
The France international will reportedly undergo a medical on Tuesday and will sign a deal which will see him earn £180,000 a week to become Arsenal’s highest earner until Mesut Ozil and Sanchez sign new deal at least.
This report may sound unrealistic but considering Madrid are all of a sudden not ready to sell Morata, it could mean that they have chosen to keep the former Juventus striker as they believe Benzema will be leaving.
We will update you as events unfolds.