Arsenal told to stump up £40m for Di Maria
Real Madrid have told the queue of English clubs that Argentinean winger Angel Di Maria will cost them a whopping £40m if he is to leave the Bernebeu this summer, according to the Metro.
Arsenal and Manchester United are all keeping tabs on the flying wide man who impressed during the Champions League final and now with Argentina in Brazil, and after recently admitting he is unsure where he will be playing next season put the host of clubs on alert.
Real previously took the stance that they would not be selling the 26-year-old who helped them claim a record 10th European title, but now appear to be willing to at listen to offers if they are big money.
However, any club wanting to take the player on will have to stump up a huge fee to come close to their £40m evaluation.
Many believe City could have the upper hand on their rivals in the pursuit of Di Maria – they already boast three Argentineans amongst their ranks in Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis, all of whom are international colleagues of the player.
He has played 189 times for Madrid and scored 36 goals, but also created an impressive 87 more.
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