Football, La Liga, News 2018-01-25 12:19 PM

REAL MADRID star Karim Benzema is looking for a house in London with his move to Arsenal ‘close’ according to shock reports.

Yesterday, reports claimed Arsenal had bid £35million for Benzema with the striker’s Real Madrid career seemingly winding down.

The Frenchman is expected to leave the Bernabeu in the foreseeable future having struggled for form this season.

Arsenal are keen to lure him to the club as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez and amid Alexandre Lacazette’s inconsistent displays.

And Spanish outlet Don Balon now say the hitman is looking for a house in London as a move to the Emirates edges closer.

Benzema struggled last night as Real lost 2-1 to Leganes.

And Don Balon say he “does not care” about the defeat because he knows he is on his way out.

Many reports have suggested Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

But Arsene Wenger last night insisted no deal for the Gabon international was close.

“The best [thing] is I don’t talk about it,” he said.

“It wouldn’t help.

“If something happens it happens, if it doesn’t we are strong enough to focus on the players we have.

“I’m perfectly happy with the players we have. At the moment, we are open to strengthening the team.”

Meanwhile, Real boss Zinedine Zidane has called for fans to stop booing Benzema.

“The only thing he enjoys really is being out with us on the pitch, so it’s good to have him back,” he said.

“But it’s not good to see him getting whistled when he gets back. This has happened with him and could happen with others.

“What we need from the fans is that they’re with us.”

 

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