Karim Benzema is seemingly our top target this summer, with reports perpetually linking us to the Frenchman (via the Daily Star).
We could be about to miss out on the Real Madrid striker however, with rumours on Twitter suggesting Bayern Munich have entered the race for his signature.
The fact that they already have Robert Lewandowski at their disposal makes the link seem somewhat strange, but it could potentially signal an exit for the Polish star – an opportunity we could pounce on.
A tweet from ESPN presenter and Real Madrid fan Jeinny Lizarazo was picked up by the Express, with the model claiming Benzema was en route to Arsenal to discuss terms ahead of a medical.
Well…JUST IN…first time one of my sources confirmed the rumor that the plan is Benzema coming to London today for medical…let’s see
— Jeinny Lizarazo (@Jeinnylizarazo) August 9, 2015
She then went on to say that Guardiola was in contact with Benzema, and is interested in bringing the 27-year-old to the Allianz Arena.
Ok…here it goes…about latest Benzema news told to me…last night Bayern coach Guardiola talks to him saying they are interested… — Jeinny Lizarazo (@Jeinnylizarazo) August 10, 2015
There have previously been reports that Lewandowski was unsettled at Bayern, and he was consequently linked with a move to both us and Manchester United (via the Express).
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The 26-year-old would be an excellent alternative to Benzema, and would certainly add something to our squad. He boasts the strength and aerial prowess of a player like Olivier Giroud, but is blessed with pace and agility as well.
It’s difficult to see Benzema or Lewandowski settling for a bit part role at Bayern Munich, so having both players there seems impossible. We should be looking to break the bank to sign either one, as we desperately need world class reinforcements in the striking department.
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Benzema is unlikely to make the switch to the Bundesliga, but it’s certainly a transfer rumour we should keep an eye on.