Arsenal are edging closer to completing the signing of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the Spanish giants look to raise funds to launch a bid for Marco Reus. The French forward has been long linked with a move to the Premier League with a number of clubs including Arsenal and Liverpool linked with the star in the past.
However, according to the latest reports today in the Metro the Spanish giants are willing to sell Benzema in order to raise funds to secure the signing of Borussia Dortmund and German winger Marco Reus.
The reports state that the Gunners launched a £31million bid for the player earlier this week which was originally expected to fail, however, it is now believed that the Galaticos are willing to sell the former Lyon man in order to fund a move for Reus, who has been heavily linked with a move away from Dortmund in recent months.
New Madrid boss Rafa Benitez is keen to secure Reus, who is believed to be valued at £63million, due to the fact that he can play on both wings as well as a striker.