Bale Deal Imminent, United Close on Özil, Bernabéu Bites 08.22.2013

Matthew Horwood

In today's Bernabéu Bites we dig into the latest news about Bale's imminent signing for Real Madrid and also the rumors about Manchester United's interest on Mesut Özil.

  • Arsène Wenger wants to land Karim Benzema or Ángel Di María. The gunners have not signed a top player so far and they reportedly have the money to do so. The BBC reports that the French coach would be willing to spend more than 45M€ on Benzema.
  • Real Madrid will play the testimonial game for Raúl today (22:30 CET). Illarramendi, Alonso, Varane and Khedira will miss the game. Raúl will play one half for Real Madrid.
  • Susana Guasch wrote a ridiculous piece that puts words in Juanito's mouth (even though he's obviously not able to do such thing) to defend Iker Casillas' cause. This is not helping Casillas neither.

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