Former Real Madrid playmaker Kaka says the club is unlikely to sell forward Karim Benzema this summer.
The French forward has been linked with FA Cup and Community Shield winners Arsenal for a number of weeks, with the Gunners reportedly ready to pay up to 50 million euros to take him to the Emirates Stadium.
Real and not in a hurry to sell, and Benzema remains a favourite of club president Florentino Perez, but should they receive a huge offer for the 27-year-old it is believed they would consider it.
But Kaka, who played at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2009 and 2013 alongside the striker, said Benzema is one of the best forwards in the world who Real will unlikely look to sell anytime soon.
The 33-year-old told talkSport: “I think Benzema is one of the best forwards at this moment so I don’t think Real Madrid will give him away so easily. But Karim Benzema is a very good player and if he can have the opportunity to go to Arsenal then Arsenal will take a very, very good player.”
Kaka signed for Los Blancos from AC Milan and made 120 appearances for the club in total, scoring 29 goals before returning to the San Siro. He now plays for Orlando Pirates in the MLS although spent last season on loan at Sao Paulo.