Arsene Wenger’s primary transfer target Karim Benzema has been snapped partying away with international pop star Rihanna in New York, with the two subsequently heading for breakfast after spending the night together.
Benzema is currently on holiday after the culmination of the club season but still has to report for international duty over the next fortnight with France set for two friendly fixtures against Belgium and Albania respectively.
However, the forward’s involvement is doubtful after he suffered a muscle tear while playing for Real Madrid with his return date currently unknown (via Sky Sports).
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It emerged this week that Benzema is our primary transfer target as we look to strengthen our forward-line this summer in order to establish an assault on the Premier League title, according to Spanish journalist Kike Marin.
— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) June 2, 2015
Benzema’s future is always called into question when Real Madrid prematurely sack their manager and with another change imminent, the rumours have resurfaced.
The Frenchman remains one of the most fearsome forwards in the game and benefits from being the focal point of the attack for his national side.
At Real Madrid, Benzema plays the role of a target man which indicates why Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale regularly outscore him.
If he was to arrive, Wenger could have another player who likes a night out on his hands!