Arsenal were strongly targeting Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema since April, but Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has clearly said that he will not sell any of his star players.
Arsenal who were close in signing Morata in the last transfer window have to look for other options now.
For Benzema, why would he leave Madrid where he is playing regularly plus winning trophies, recently won a Champions League trophy.
Perez said in an interview that presidents of every clubs are his friends, they call him when they need a player, but right now Madrid can’t sell any of their key player like Benzema. But this is football, anything is possible like Madrid told last year that Mesut Ozil is not for sale and in the end Arsenal bought him.
While Perez made it clear on Iker Casillas that the Spaniard is going nowhere.
The veteran struggled since 2013 to get the starting line-up especially in La Liga due to which many of Madrid fans thought the player would be leaving this summer. But the Perez has confirmed that this was not his last year, he will stay. The goalkeeper was linked to a move to Arsenal back in January.
Perez said, “I do not think the final in Lisbon was his last match as a Real player.”