Friday, August 23, 2013

Arsenal line up double swoop for Karim Benzema AND Angel Di Maria

ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger is preparing to make a double swoop for Real Madrid pair Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria.

Karim Benzema (left) and Angel Di Maria (right) have been linked with Arsenal
After Arsenal put one foot in the Champions League group stage with their 3-0 away win against Fenerbahce, Wenger is turning his attentions to activity in the transfer market.

Express Sport understands that the Gunners' immediate target is Real striker Benzema - with a £40million bid in the offing.

However, winger Di Maria is also on the Frenchman's radar, after claiming that "a lot will happen" at the Emirates before the window shuts on September 2.
According to BBC Sport, Arsenal could spend as much as £100m in the next two weeks.

But Wenger has given up on attempts to lure Luis Suarez away from Liverpool, after meeting heavy resistance from Anfield.

"There is absolutely no chance of that," Wenger said of the possibility he could revive a deal for the Uruguayan after two failed bids already this summer.
However, Arsenal are readying a big-money double offer to tempt Real to part with Benzema and Di Maria - and the Spanish giants could be ready to listen as they look to gather the funds necessary to push through a world record deal for Gareth Bale.

Benzema is valued at £40m by Arsenal, while Di Maria is worth around £25m.

"The transfer market starts for me now and a lot of activity will happen between now and September 2," said Wenger.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have been warned they will need to significantly raise their £4m bid if they are to stand a chance of landing Valencia shot stopper Vicente Guaita - rated at £25m by the La Liga outfit.
The Express