Arsenal to Lose Out On Di Maria?
Argentine Under-20 star, Angel Di Maria is reported to have agreed a deal with Portuguese club Benfica, despite being quoted as saying talks with Arsenal are going well.
The 19-year-old winger is quoted by Fox Sports as saying: 'They (Arsenal) were speaking with me, and all is going well - not only on personal terms but also the talks with Rosario Central.
'It would be great, especially if it benefits my family and Rosario Central. I would like that all to be resolved as soon as possible, because the Argentinian season begins in two weeks.'
Although no source is named by Fox Sports or any other website running the story, which could suggest the quote is in fact, a hoax.
Sky Sports report a very different side to the story. According to Sky, he is set to Join Benfica. According to Sky, Di Maria will join Benfica with team mate Andres Diaz for £4Million.
Both are reported to be flying in this weekend to have their medicals and sign five year deals.
Watch this space...