Karim Benzema to Arsenal: Ex-Real Madrid forward Kaka has serious doubts move will happen this summer

French striker has been linked with £45m move

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Kaka has said that he has serious doubts over whether Arsenal will be able to sign his former Real Madrid team-mate Karim Benzema this summer.

The Gunners have been linked with a bid for the Real striker, worth a reported £45m, all summer long, but Kaka does not think the Spanish giants will sell.

The Brazilian Kaka, 33, now plays for Orlando City in the MLS after a disappointing four years at the Bernanebu between 2009 and 2013.

“I think Benzema is one of the best forwards at this moment so I don’t think Real Madrid will give him away so easily,” he told the Talk Sport.

“But Karim Benzema is a very good player and if he can have the opportunity to go to Arsenal then Arsenal will take a very, very good player.”


Arsenal take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday aiming for their first win of the season.

Kaka (right) celebrates scoring a penalty for the MLS All-Stars

The Gunners were stunned 2-0 by West Ham on Sunday in their opening Premier League game of the season, thanks to goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate.