Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push next season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best in the summer to achieve his target.
According to reports making the round, Italian Journalist Emanuele Giulianelli took to his twitter handle to announce Benzema has agreed a four-year deal with the Gunners and he is excited to sign for Arsenal.
Karim Benzema is a major target for Arsenal this summer, and reports say the Gunners are closing in on a deal for the World class striker, according to the Telegraph.
Arsene Wenger is believed to want to make him the top earner at Arsenal, with a reported £40million bid being prepared to tempt Real Madrid to part with the services of their No.9.
The Gunners were previously interested in Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but with Aubameyang refusing to leave Borussia Dortmund and Lacazette being told he cannot leave Lyon this summer, all attentions has now been shifted to Karim Benzema.
The report also says Arsenal are set to make Benzema the club’s highest earner, above the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott.
With several reports claiming Benzema is going to be dropped in favour of a Gareth Bale – Cristiano Ronaldo partnership upfront for Madrid this new season, it remains to be seen whether Madrid would agree to cash in on the striker who has scored 87 goals in 188 appearances for the capital club.