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

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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.

Matthew Horwood
  • 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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