3 Jan

Arsenal and Manchester United target set for Real Madrid exit

first_img1 Arsenal and Manchester United target Karim Benzema could be on his way out of Real Madrid with manager Rafa Benitez desperate to sign Fernando Llorente.According to reports in Spain, Benitez has asked his boss at the Bernabeu to sanction a move for the Juventus striker, which they are not massively keen on.But even if the paymasters at Real do not sanction the move for the 30-year-old, who scored only seven Serie A goals last season, the fact the manager wants another centre-forward is likely to unsettle France international Benzema.Ronaldo is untouchable at Madrid while homegrown starlet Jese is unlikely to be sacrificed so the former Lyon man would be the most likely attacker to be moved on to free up space and funds for a new forward.Arsene Wenger has coveted the 27-year-old for some time and their shared homeland might give the Gunners boss the edge in negotiations.But United have cash to spend and could gazump their Premier League rivals if a bidding war breaks out. Karim Benzema last_img read more