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Arsenal target Angel Di Maria hints that final say on his future is in Real Madrid's hands

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12.14K   //    29 May 2014, 18:45 IST
Di Maria could be on his way to Arsenal

Real Madrid midfielder Angel Di Maria has revealed that he could be set for a move away from the Bernabeu this summer even if though he wants to remain in the Spanish capital, report Goal.

The 26-year-old has been in scintillating form for Los Blancos throughout the season and produced a commanding display in the Champions League final last weekend to help his side claim La Decima.

However, although the campaign has seen him play a prominent role in the team within a new midfield role, he has been linked with a number of European clubs.

<Arsenal have made a bid for Di Maria, while Manchester United and Manchester City have also been touted as potential suitors.

Despite the uncertainty and speculation that has surrounded his future the Argentinian has insisted he will stay in Madrid as long as he has wanted, but hinted that the final say rests in the hands of the club.

“I am not going to lie, I know that there are clubs that want to sign me and can match Real Madrid’s demands. But that’s up to my representatives and the club. I will stay if the club wants me to stay.

“I am not thinking about my future now. We will see what Madrid have in mind, whether they want me to stay or leave.

“I am happy at Madrid. I had a great season and always had everybody’s support. But sometimes you don’t have a choice, even when you want to stay put yourself,” he insisted.

Di Maria was reportedly close to an exit last summer following the arrival of Gareth Bale, only for the Italian boss to convince him that he still had a future at the Bernabeu.

“Many things have been said about me. Sometimes it hurts when you see all the rumours that you are leaving. These are difficult moments for a player. I remained calm, though.

“I spoke with Ancelotti last summer. I wanted to stay put and he wanted me to stay as well. He told me that he counted on me and it was up to me from there on.

“I have grown a lot under Ancelotti. He got the best out of me. Things have gone well and I made the right decision to stay,” Di Maria declared.

However, unless he is given assurances over his role in the team Di Maria could seek an exit despite claiming he is committed to the Spanish giants.

Similarly, Madrid are expected to make yet another marquee signing this summer, which could lead to the Argentine being deemed surplus to requirements.

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