Metro suggests that Arsenal are ready to pay £28.5 million to sign Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria as they attempt to take advantage of Gareth Bale’s expected arrival at the Bernabeu.
The Welsh international is due to be announced as a Madrid player in the coming days and that could leave the Argentine international struggling for game time with the La Liga runners-up.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to add several new faces before the transfer window closes and has been linked with a joint bid for Madrid star’s Di Maria and striker Karim Benzema.
Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that he wants to keep the 25-year-old at the club despite the expected signing of Bale but Real chiefs want to raise some funds to fully pay for the record breaking transfer and that could see a move to the Emirates Stadium in the pipeline.
Manchester United have also been rumoured to a possible destination for the former Benfica winger but David Moyes is yet to make his move with Arsenal thought to be leading the race.
Arsenal supporters face an anxious wait to find out if their club stand a chance of signing French striker Karim Benzema after the Bernabeu outfit told the Gunners that he wouldn’t be sold unless a suitable replacement can be found.
Wenger has suffered a tough transfer window missing out on several reported targets with just young striker Yaya Sanogo arriving at the club this summer.
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