Di Maria angling for a move to Monaco

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Angel Di Maria celeb Madrid derbyAPAngel Di Maria is expected to turn down a move to the Premier League to join Monaco.

Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria will turn his back on the Premier League to take up a move to France and cashed-up Monaco. Argentina international Di Maria has had a solid season with Madrid this campaign, making 19 appearances under Carlo Ancelotti. But rumours of the 25-year-old’s exit from the Bernabeu have continued to persist, with Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United the most promising of destinations. But according to the Daily Star, Di Maria has declined a move to England to instead continue his career in France, with the attacker set to sign for a whopping 30 million pounds.

Turning our attention to the Premier League, and the Mirror is reporting that Arsenal and Liverpool are set to battle for the services of young Turkish star Hakan Calhanoglu. The 19-year-old has been impressing for Bundesliga side Hamburg this season, scoring four goals in 14 league appearances. The midfielder’s performances have also led to a call-up to the Turkish national squad in the recent World Cup qualifiers. And now a move to England could be on the cards with both Arsenal and Liverpool sending scouts to watch the youngster in action.

Finally, Newcastle are preparing for life without top shot-stopper Tim Krul, with the Mirror reporting that Alan Pardew is keeping tabs on Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy. Krul has been in excellent form this season and has been linked with a move away from Tyneside in the January window. But Pardew has a contingency plan and it comes in the form of the 27-year-old Ruddy. Newcastle spies have been an ever-present fixture at Norwich games and if Krul is to leave, you can bet Norwich will receive an offer for the England hopeful.

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