Arsenal eye Benzema move

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Karim Benzema celeb Real Madrid vs Real SociedadGettyImagesArsenal could be weighing up a move for Karim Benzema.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stepped up his efforts to strengthen the club’s attacking firepower by keeping tabs on Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema. The north London club have enjoyed a blistering start to the season but have been forced to rely on the consistent performances of Olivier Giroud as the sole frontman. And the club’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United has strengthened the debate that Wenger is relying too much on the France international. But according to the Mirror, Wenger has plans to lighten Giroud’s load by making an attempt to secure Benzema. The Madrid player has 18 months left on his contract and is said to be keen on a move to the Emirates despite snubbing their advances last summer. Spain international Fernando Llorente could be an alternative should Benzema again disappoint Arsenal officials.

Talking of strikers moving to London, the Mirror is reporting that Chelsea are considering a shock swoop for Monaco hitman Radamel Falcao. The 27-year-old Colombia international joined the French club last summer after deciding to make the switch from Atletico Madrid. But that doesn’t seem to have hindered Jose Mourinho who is thought to be weighing up a whopping 60 million pound bid for the striker. But after going on a striker shopping spree in the last transfer window, Mourinho wants to make sure Falcao will add the dimension missing in his forward line and will watch the striker as Colombia face the in-form Belgium national team on Thursday.

Finally, Romarinho, the son of Brazil legend Romario, is rumoured to be on his way to Spain after failing to make his mark at Brasiliense. According to Mundo Deportivo, La Liga side Espanyol are said to be interested in the youngster with his Spanish heritage – he was born in Spain and has a Spanish mother – easing the path into Europe. However, Romarinho has failed to fire for Brasiliense, appearing only six times for the Championship Series C side.

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