Arsenal lead Benzema chase, and eye Sissoko and McCarthy

French striker could be sold by Real Madrid in January, as Gunners also look for midfield steel

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Prepare for the return of one of the Premier League's oldest and most enduring transfer sagas. According to the Daily Express, Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has decided (not for the first time) that he will listen to offers for striker Karim Benzema.

The news has inevitably sparked a scramble among the French forward's admirers, principle among them Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. The Express says that the Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are all interested in the 26-year-old.

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