Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez has again ruled out the sale of striker Karim Benzema to Arsenal.
According to recent reports, the Gunners are ready to offer £48m to secure the services of the Frenchman but as Benitez correctly pointed out, the Spanish giants have not signed any replacement for Benzema as a clear indication that the 27-year-old will not leave the club.
"I'm convinced that Benzema is a great striker, so I have given him a target of 25 goals to motivate him," Benitez is quoted as saying by Sport.
"We have Cristiano Ronaldo; Jese Rodriguez has been a great alternative in pre-season and then there's [Borja] Mayoral and the younger players.
"At the moment, we are not looking for another No.9."