Karim Benzema will be at Real Madrid next season despite strong rumours of a switch to Arsenal, according to his agent.
The Gunners have been linked with the star in the past couple of weeks with reports the FA Cup winners are readying a 50 million euro bid but are willing to play the waiting game until the end of the transfer window.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, one of the club’s directors, Lord Harris said boss Arsene Wenger is in a position to spend on whoever he wants other than Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi as the club is now able to compete with the biggest sides in Europe having been held back for many years in order to finance their move to Emirates Stadium.
Karim Djaziri, the agent of the 27-year-old striker, was quick to try and put an end to transfer speculation though.
He told Sky Sports News: “Karim is very happy at Real Madrid and he will be a Real Madrid player by the end of this transfer window, 1,000 percent. Karim is not looking to move anywhere this summer.”
Benzema has played at the Santiago Bernabeu for the past six years since moving from Lyon in 2009. He has scored 124 goals in 281 appearances in all for Los Blancos.