Although the summer transfer window is yet to officially open, a lot of clubs have been making close door arrangements and meetings with various representatives of players in other to finalize talks of players signature even before the transfer window kicks open in July.
Arsenal, Monaco and PSG have all made formal offers for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria but Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus all remain in the hunt. According to the Express.
Real Madrid remain keen to hold onto the Argentine star – who was man of the match in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Indeed, Carlo Ancelotti has been joined by Cristiano Ronaldo in stating their wish that Di Maria remains at the Bernabeu next season.
But reports in Argentina claim that Di Maria is set to disappoint Real and could even agree a deal to leave within the next few weeks.
According to UOL Sport, a source close the player said:
“It is true that he is leaving because he wants to go.
“It is very likely that he will leave before the end of the World Cup in Brazil.”
The question remains however, exactly where Di Maria will end up.
Monaco have long been linked as a possible destination and it seems that the Principality club have been joined by Arsenal and PSG in making an early play for the 26-year-old.
However, alternative reports coming out of Argentina suggest that Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus remain in contention to land the player.
The source added: “Arsenal, PSG and Monaco have all made concrete offers for Angel.
“But there is still interest from Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus.”
Will Arsenal fans see another Mesut Ozil-like high profile switch to the Emirates this summer again? in my own opinion i think Arsenal are in an advantaged position on this deal with former Real-teammate Ozil reportedly in the mix to convince Di Maria to make the switch in the summer.
It will be interesting to see the duo collaborate once again in the midfield as well as going forward but this time in the Arsenal colours. Di maria is another very talented left footer and will certainly raise the game at Arsenal putting fear in the minds of our opponents should Wenger secure his signature in the summer.