Arsenal bid for Karim Benzema accepted by Real Madrid - Rodney Marsh

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Arsenal have had a bid accepted for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to former Manchester City striker Rodney Marsh.

The 70-year-old, who used to work for Sky Sports and can now be found sharing his views and football-related opinions on various UK-based platforms, took to Twitter to confirm his latest news.

When asked whether Benzema to Arsenal was a done deal, Marsh replied: No, I said Real had accepted a bid from Arsenal - more to follow.”

Arsenal fans are still waiting with bated breath for Marsh’s latest update, although many are sceptical after hearing several similar stories over the past few weeks.

While it’s clear that Arsene Wenger would like to bring Benzema to the Emirates Stadium this month, Real Madrid have little desire to sell the France international.

Benzema likely to stay with Real Madrid

Benzema would be the ideal striker signing for the Gunners: a significant upgrade on the likes of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck.

But Real Madrid would surely only contemplate selling the 27-year-old if they had a replacement lined up.

While Rafael Benitez is keen to try out either Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo in the centre-forward position this season, Benzema will still start the season as Real Madrid’s main number nine.

And unless Arsenal submit an astronomical bid over the next few weeks, it seems certain that Benzema will remain a Real Madrid player beyond this summer.

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