Soccer Transfer News: Jese Rodriguez to Arsenal for £21.1M

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Arsenal is ready to offer a staggering amount of £21.1M to sign Jese Rodriguez, who has struggled for game time under new manager Rafael Benitez, according to Metro UK. The 22-year-old Spaniard has also been pondering about his position and lack of first-team opportunities at Real Madrid.

The Gunners have reportedly been linked with Rodriquez for quite a while now and they are ready to shell out the huge amount of signing fee to rope in the Spanish prodigy. The Mirror UK has reported that Liverpool and Napoli are also interested in signing Rodriguez. Jese has scored 14 goals in 64 appearances for the Bernabeu club.

Reports have also claimed that Karim Benzema is going to be with Arsenal again. According to Spanish news reports “Real Madrid is disappointed with the Frenchman, who was arrested last week for his alleged involvement in a plot to blackmail France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape allegedly involving the Lyon playmaker.”

Benzema, who was repeatedly linked with Arsenal, is damaging the image of the club and this might lead to his transfer from Spain to Arsenal .

One of the major concerns for Arsenal right now is the number of players who have been sidelined due to injuries. Alexis Sanchez might receive a mid-season break as Wenger wants to make sure that Sanchez doesn’t join the list of several players who are under the treatment table because of playing too much.

The Gunners are also interested to rope in Schalke winger Sane who already has five goals in 19 appearances  for the Bundesliga outfit this season. Wenger is very much in favor of signing the 19-year-old Sane who is currently contracted at Schalke until the summer of 2019, as per Express UK reports.

Nothing has been confirmed as of yet. We are all waiting for an official confirmation. However, if reports are to be believed, it is just a matter of time before Arsenal signs Rodriguez in.

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