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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.

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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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