The rumour started spreading yesterday afternoon following the news from Futbol Mercado that Arsenal have bid 45€ million for Real Madrid’s French international striker Karim Benzema.

Now that the Liverpool owners have told Arsenal that there is no way they would sell Luis Suarez to one of their Premiership rivals Arsenal have again gone back to the Spanish giants after failing earlier to sign Gonzalo Higuain.

Late last week French newspaper Le 10 Sport were reporting the same news saying that Arsene Wenger had now given up on bringing the Uruguayan striker to the Emirates, and has instead made a £39 million bid for Benzema.

Most Arsenal fans are going to dismiss this news as just another fanciful rumour but with time running out in the window Arsenal have bid for two strikers and so far ended up with nothing.