Real Madrid’s star striker is apparently growing frustrated with the criticism he receives at the Bernabeu for his style of play and perceived attitude.
While the 29-year-old is not openly looking to leave the La Liga giants, Benzema is also unhappy with Madrid’s transfer business.
Ahead of the summer, a number of top goalscorers have been linked, and the Frenchman does not appreciate his club speaking to forwards of other teams during the season.
Karim Benzema has regularly lead the line for Real Madrid since 2009
Arsenal are proposing to double his current reported wages of £150,000 a week
As a result, Benzema’s weighing up his future, and it is claimed he has an offer from the Gunners.
According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Arsenal are proposing to double his current reported wages of £150,000 a week.
That would make him the highest-paid player at the Emirates, and Benzema is sensationally thinking of accepting.
Arsenal are set for a big shake-up this summer with a number of first-team players heading out due to short contracts and the team’s poor season.
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The Gunners could be without Champions League football next term, but the club are looking to spend.
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Arsene Wenger is said to have deemed Benzema his No1 striker target for many years.
And Arsenal want him as an ideal replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who looks likely to leave.
Despite Sanchez’s importance to the side, his sale would certainly help fund Benzema’s arrival and add real quality to the Gunners’ frontline.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has chased Karim Benzema at Real Madrid for a number of seasons
Benzema’s exit would also reportedly keep superstar team-mate and fellow forward Cristiano Ronaldo happy at Madrid.
The Portuguese’s struggle for form out wide means he may be granted his wish next season to play in the No9 role which Benzema’s supposedly vacating.
Madrid would then look to strengthen on the left side, with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard wanted by Zidane.