Arsenal transfers: Ángel di María ‘desires’ Real Madrid stay

Arsenal transfers: Real Madrid winger Ángel di María says he doesn't want to leave the La Liga runners-up this summer

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Ángel di María says he doesn’t want to leave Real Madrid this summer amid reported interest from Arsenal.

The Argentina international’s future at Los Blancos has been cast into doubt ahead of Gareth Bale’s touted £86m move from Tottenham Hotspur to the Spanish capital.

If the Welshman joins, Carlo Ancelotti is expected to trim his already bulging Madrid squad and the 25-year-old could be one of the first to leave the Bernabeu.

However, Di María, who put in a man-of-the-match performance in the club’s 1-0 victory over Granada on Monday, is adamant he wants to see out the remaining five years of his Madrid contract.

“I understand that the club is strengthening and they are precise in what they do,” Di María told AS.

“But I signed up to 2018 just a year ago and my desire is to stay in the Bernabeu.”

Di María has scored 18 goals in 92 La Liga appearances following his €36m (£31m) move to Madrid from Benfica in 2011.

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