Arsenal will be offered Real Madrid striker Karin Benzema at a bargain £20million in January as the Spanish club step up their bid to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger was interested in Benzema in the summer but was not prepared £40m for the France international who cost £30m when he was signed from Lyon in 2009.

Now reports in Spain suggest Real boss Carlo Ancelotti is unhappy with the 25-year-old forward who has scored just two goals in eight appearances for Madrid this season.