Arsene Wenger plots Arsenal double raid on Real Madrid – report

The Arsenal manager is interested in signing Real Madrid duo Danilo and Karim Benzema in the summer, according to reports

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema Photo: Karim Benzema/Instagram

Arsene Wenger is considering a sensational swoop to sign Real Madrid duo Danilo and Karim Benzema in the summer transfer window, according to reports.

Spanish outlet Don Balon – as quoted by the Daily Star – is reporting that Arsenal are interested in signing Real Madrid full-back Danilo as a replacement for Barcelona-bound Hector Bellerin at the end of the 2016-17 season.

The same article states that Wenger would be willing to spend in the region of £17.1m on the South American full-back after Danilo failed to secure a regular first-team spot in Zinedine Zidane’s first-team.

The story suggests that the Arsenal boss is interested in signing Real Madrid striker Benzema in a big-money deal to land the France international after being linked with a move for the striker regularly in recent seasons.

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Arsenal are in fifth place in the Premier League table and a point behind Liverpool in the race to secure a spot in next season’s Champions League competition ahead of the final weekend in the English top flight.

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