Arsenal are still looking to sign Real Madrid star Karim Benzema this summer, despite manager Arsene Wenger dismissing the interest, Daily Star reports.
Benzema has been heavily linked with a move to England in recent weeks, with Manchester United reportedly also keen on the France international.
Real manager Rafa Benitez’s preference to deploy star man Cristiano Ronaldo as a centre-forward could cause Benzema to lose precious playing time ahead of Euro 2016, which may open the door for an exit.
And Arsenal have been front-runners for his signature, with Wenger’s claims of having no interest more out of respect for the La Liga giants.
Gunners legend Thierry Henry has publicly insisted that if his former side do sign the 27-year-old, then they will have a major shot at muscling the Premier League title away from Chelsea.
Benzema played 46 games in all competitions for Real last season, scoring 22 goals and supplying 15 assists.