Arsenal agree fee for striker:

As the transfer window draws closer the deals rumors are gaining pace and are at their peak. Arsenal as usual since the last 3-4 transfer windows have been linked to a goal scorer as they are in severe need of one. The reports today have suggested that Arsenal have agreed a deal with Karim Benzema from Real Madrid as he is on the transfer list because Real Madrid are eyeing Luis Suarez.

According to The Telegraph, Arsenal have launched a 30m bid for the French striker as Madrid look to launch a 70m bid for Luis Suarez who has been the PFA Player of the season in the Premier League.

Benzema is a quality striker, and for just £30million it could be a really good deal. Benzema has just 1 year left on his contract and Madrid want to sign Suarez. Arsenal have also activated the £3.3million buy-back clause in Carlos Vela’s contract. These reports originate from Kiki Marin who is fairly reliable. His report suggests that the Gunners may look at Vela in pre-season after using the buy-back clause.