Real Madrid’s out-of-favour striker Karim Benzema is on offer to Premier League clubs for an inflated fee of £42million.

Madrid want to recoup the rest of the money they spent on Gareth Bale by selling the France striker. It is understood that at least three English clubs have been contacted - Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea.

But it appears Arsenal and Spurs are more keen on Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke. While publicly Jose Mourinho says he is happy with his current strikeforce he would still like to bolster it.

But it is unlikely he would want to get close the fee that Madrid seem to think they can command for Benzema.