Karim Benzema denied an opportunity to join Manchester United last month but the Frenchman hasn’t completely shut the doors for a move to the Premier League. Apparently, the French manager, Arsene Wenger, is keen to bring his compatriot to Arsenal and according to reports he hasn’t received a negative response from Wenger’s entourage.
According to Spain’s El Confidencial, the former Lyon forward is waiting for Rafa Benitez. It is believed that the Real Madrid chief, Florentino Perez, wants the Spanish manager to utilize Gareth Bale as much as he can. Benzema could be pushed to the bench and hence joining the Gunners could be a lucrative offer for him. He’ll join forces with his former teammate Mesut Ozil at the North London club and he is certainly capable of solving the inconsistency problem in the goal scoring department at the club.
Last month, Corinthians President Roberto De Andrade went on to claim that he is praying to sell off Alexandre Pato.
“I regret buying him,” De Andrade reportedly told ESPN Brazil.
“But the failure is his own fault. At the time no-one was against it. Everyone knows that we’re praying day and night, hoping to sell him.”
The 25-year-old made his name in the Serie A and was touted to be one of the biggest talents in world football. But Pato’s quality has worn out much faster than his former club, AC Milan. Many interested clubs must have taken De Andrade’s words to be a worst case scenario that they can expect.
According to sources in England, Pato has been offered to mid-table teams in the Premier League. The player is reportedly interested in a move to the bigger cities in UK. Crystal Palace and West Ham are looking forward to have more firepower in the attack. Many teams would consider his ‘51 leagues goals in 117 Serie A games’ record for Milan before bringing him to the English top division. Moreover, Corinthians are very willing to sell the player and hence the deal might be finalized for a very less amount.
Bayern Munich have agreed a deal with Juventus for the Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal. Vidal will sign a four year deal with the Bavarian giants after completing the £25.9m move with a further £2.1m in add-ons. He’ll earn close to £90,000 a week in his second stint in the Bundesliga.
Bayern Munich are expected to announce the signing by the end of this week as the player will soon undergo medical in Munich. The German champions wanted to sign the Chilean in 2011 from Bayer Leverkusen but he moved to Turin instead after which then-president Uli Hoeness criticised him for “breaking his word”
Pep Guardiola believes Vidal be the ideal fit to fill the void left by Schweinsteiger at the Allianz Arena. The 28-year-old’s contract with Juve ends in June 2017 but Vidal has already accomplished a lot in his four years with Bianconeri. Vidal has helped the club to win four straight Serie A titles and was a crucial player in the team’s run to the final of the Champions League last year.