Arsenal close in on Ozil, but will not complete a deal for Di Maria…
Arsenal will only sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid today, and will not try to bring in his teammate Angel Di Maria, claim respected journalists Duncan Castles of the Sunday Times, and Jeremy Wilson of the Telegraph.
The Gunners expect to seal a £40m deal for German playmaker Ozil before the end of play today, but Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has specifically requested that Di Maria remains, despite Gareth Bale’s world-record signing.
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) September 2, 2013
With Mesut Ozil close to completion, Arsenal are not now pursuing Angel di Maria #afc
— Jeremy Wilson (@JWTelegraph) September 2, 2013