Karim Benzema will dominate the headlines until a decision is made on his future at Al-Ittihad. The 36-year-old joined the Saudi Arabian side in early June and has scored regularly for his new squad, but he is said to be unhappy in Saudi Arabia.
As a result, clubs have expressed interest in signing him during the January transfer window, with Arsenal and Chelsea being linked with a move for the Frenchman. Both teams are yearning for more offensive firepower, and Benzema would undoubtedly provide it provided he can adjust to life in England and reproduce the quality he showed at Real Madrid on a weekly basis.
However, a trade for the former Lyon player would be prohibitively expensive given his current massive salary at Al-Ittihad. So, might Mauricio Pochettino and Chelsea benefit from a temporary move in the remaining weeks of the season?
We asked our football writers at football.london to weigh in on whether Todd Boehly should authorise a deal for Benzema as the Blues aim to put their inconsistent season behind them and give Chelsea fans something to cheer about between now and May.
Chelsea are eager for someone other than Cole Palmer who can score goals. Their over-reliance on the former Manchester City player is apparent.