There is yet more bad news for Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern, after Goal.com claimed that Angel Di Maria will not be leaving Real Madrid this winter.
The Gunners have just gotten through the group of death, and face a nightmare knockout round draw on Monday morning.
Now the North London side are also faced with the news that one of their top targets will not be on the move come the start of the January transfer window.
Di Maria had been thought to be on the verge of a Real Madrid exit after it was made clear to the Argentine winger that Gareth Bale was the preferred player to start on the left wing, and we in the tavern thought he was nailed on to follow Mesut Ozil out of the club.
Now however, manager Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that Di Maria will not be sold in the near future, and also spoke about the reaction to Di Maria’s substitution last weekend.
The former Chelsea boss noted: “He told me he felt discomfort so I told the others to warm up and, after that, I introduced Benzema,” Ancelotti explained after the match.
“But he has not talked about his future. He is happy here and he will not leave Real Madrid.”
If Arsenal can’t get their hands on Di Maria, who should they move for instead? Let us know your thoughts below.
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