Arsenal director Lord Harris has revealed that the club are ready to help Arsene Wenger to sign Real Madrid senter forward Karim Benzema.
He said that money is no problem for the Gunners and they can break the club record transfer fee for the French talisman.
He also stated that they can afford to sign “anyone but Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi”.
“Money was tight when we moved to the Emirates but it’s a lot freer now,” the 72-year-old Carpetright owner told the Daily Mail.
“We could go into the market and probably buy any player in the world, apart from half a dozen who are un-buyable. In the accounts, there’s over £200m in the bank.”
“You could say to Arsène we’ve got no money and he wouldn’t worry, or you could give him £100m and he might not spend it. At the moment there are no plans to sign anyone, unless he finds a real superstar like Mesut Özil or Alexis Sánchez. He’s looking for one of those but there aren’t many available.”
“We would back him to break the club’s transfer record. If he wanted the man, he could have him. Apart from Messi and Ronaldo, he could have any player. We will probably have to break the club record to get the man he wants.”
“We get a list of the players that Wenger wants,’ said Lord Harris. “On the list is a centre forward, but I’m not going to tell you who he is. You’ve got to get the other team to want to sell him, but I think he wants to come. It basically comes down to whether the other team can find a superstar to replace him, because they don’t have to sell.”
But the agent of Arsenal target Karim Benzema, Karim Djaziri is insisting that his client is not looking to move this summer and is “certain” to stay at the Los Blancos.
“Karim is very happy at Real Madrid and he will be a Real Madrid player by the end of this transfer window, 1,000 per cent,” he told Sky Sports News HQ chief news reporter Bryan Swanson.
“Karim is not looking to move anywhere this summer.”
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