Arsenal prepare €40m bid for Angel di Maria
Arsenal fans have gone through the same cycle of frustration yet again. Despite starting the season well and dominating it till Jan-Feb, the Gunners collapsed when minimum bit of pressure was applied. And in the end, all they could manage is top four finish. Yet, they can end the season on a high, should they win the FA Cup and end their trophy draught hoodoo.
By signing Mesut Ozil last summer, Arsene Wenger has shown that he is ready to pay big money for quality players. And expect the Frenchman to spend big in the summer as well.
Angel di Maria was one of the players Arsenal were interested in last summer. And now Spanish newspaper Marca says, the Gunners will go for him again this summer and are preparing a €40m bid to secure his services.
French giants PSG and Monaco are also interested, though the winger is fully focussed on his full recovery and help Madrid win the La Decima.
Marca speculate that once the World Cup gets over, he could be a subject to bidding war from top clubs.
Di Maria, who has made 15 assists this season, has had occasional encounter with Madrid hierarchies, first for delaying his contract renewal and secondly being used as sub in favour of Gareth Bale.
Crux of the matter: Madrid want to keep the Argentine but could be a subject to bidding war in summer as well.