Karim Benzema has reportedly made it clear to Arsene Wenger that he is no longer interested in leaving Real Madrid.

The French striker has been constantly linked with a switch to north London but there have been no signs of the transfer coming to fruition.

According to Spanish radio COPE, the 27-year-old has held several conversations with Arsene Wenger over a potential move to Arsenal.

However, the same report – spearheaded by journalist Paco Gonzalez – suggests that Benzema has told the Gunners boss he is happy to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Any move for Benzema could harm Giroud’s first team chances

Wenger is known to have been an admirer of the former Lyon star for a long time but it would require a remarkable effort to prize Benzema away from Madrid as things stand.

Arsenal’s main options of a centre-forward ahead of the new season includes Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, Chuba Akpom and Yaya Sanogo.

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