Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has poured cold water over rumours that the club had bid for Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
'These media tabloids like to make up stuff as they go along', laughed the Arsenal boss. 'As it stands, we have expressed no interested in this player.'
Meanwhile, sources at the Santiago Bernabeu have said that the club will reject any advances for the French forward.
'They've basically issued a hands-off warning to Arsenal.'
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