Report - Real 'in a hurry' to offer Arsenal, United targets new contracts

Angel Di Maria

Florentino Perez wants new deals for Arsenal and Manchester United transfer targets at Real Madrid.

Marca has suggested that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is eager to sort out new deals and improve contracts for three key Arsenal and Manchester United transfer targets.

Real Madrid have plenty to look forward to next season after winning the Champions League and the pro-Madrid news source has suggested that the Perez is in no hurry to break up the current side.

“Florentino is in a hurry to offer new deals to Khedira and Benzema, as well as a pay rise to Di María,” reports Marca.

German midfielder Sami Khedira has been reported as a transfer target for new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

He didn’t put in a great performance in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, which saw him subbed in the second-half, which created speculation of a potential exit.

United do need some midfield reinforcements as van Gaal looks to try and get the side back to the top of the Premier League and back into the Champions League.

Benzema has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal but with Alvaro Morata’s exit looking almost certain, it’s doubtful that manager Carlo Ancelotti will want to lose another key player.

A new deal for the Frenchman would mark a remarkable turnaround in his fortunes from the start of last season when he was under intense pressure.

Benzema was underperforming, booed by Real Madrid fans and Perez himself suggested that it could be a better idea for Ancelotti to try and find a way to work Morata into his first team.

Di Maria has been linked with both Arsenal and Manchester United, but was one of Real’s most consistent attacking players last season.

A pay rise would signify a reward for the wide player performing well over the second half of the season, again marking a turnaround after he was verbally abused by sections of Real Madrid’s support base.

Deals aren’t impossible but considering Perez’ reported request to delay transfer talk until after the World Cup, that extra time only increases the chance new deals could be signed by these targets.

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