Laurent Blanc is backing Arsenal's move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

Marca says Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is planning a £20 million swoop for the France international this summer.

Benzema has again found himself sidelined in recent weeks as Gonzalo Higuain returned to full fitness and knows he's only viewed as a backup player by coach Jose Mourinho.

France coach Blanc would love to see Benzema at the Emirates, says Maxifoot, where his squad members Samir Nasri, Bacary Sagna and Abou Diaby already reside.

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