Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/27/13
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Karim Benzema HAS been offered to Arsenal as part of a sensational shake-up at Real Madrid. Benzema Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil are all surplus to requirements at Real Madrid as the Spanish giants look to fund both a world-record deal for Spurs' Gareth Bale and a £42million bid for Luis Suarez of Liverpool. It is understood the Gunners are interested in ALL three Real players. However as revealed by the Mirror Benzema is top of their wanted list because the signing of a world-class striker remains their No1 priority. France international Benzema 25 does not want to leave Madrid though and his agent Karim Djaziri has even claimed he is not interested in a move to Arsenal. But the Spanish giants are trying to sell him behind his back before the window shuts next Monday night. Third parties have been hawking the trio around the Premier League - Mirror Sport understands Manchester United have also been sounded out over Benzema... and turned him down. United have also been sounded out about Ozil and Di Maria. Real could potentially raise £100m by selling the trio which would pay for Bale and also part-finance a move for Suarez although their valuation of the Uruguayan striker - on whom Arsenal are STILL keeping tabs - is well short of Liverpool's. Arsenal are closest to a deal for Argentina winger Di Maria but must persuade him to move to London.
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