Arsenal are ready to splash out big to land Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. The Daily Express says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is set to bid £27million for Real Madrid's French striker 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.

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

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