Manchester United, Arsenal eyeing Karim Benzema

Madrid: English football clubs Manchester United and Arsenal are both lining up ambitious summer bids for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema 

While Arsenal us reportedly ready to offer a transfer bid of £35m for Benzema, Manchester United are said to be working on an offer of £40m.

However, both clubs could see their hopes of luring the France international frustrated by his current club president Florentino Perez.

The Real president is known to be a huge fan of the former Lyon man. Besides, Benzema is also extremely popular with his teammates, who appreciate his work-rate and willingness to grant the limelight to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

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