Arsenal given chance of BARGAIN deal for £18m Real Madrid star

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Arsenal have reportedly been offered the chance to land Mariano Diaz from Real Madrid in a deal worth just £18m this summer.

The Gunners are looking for reinforcements in attack ahead of the new season as they continue to be linked with Wilfried Zaha.

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However, as noted by the Guardian, it could cost them a huge fee to prise him away from Crystal Palace, with the suggestion that they value him as high as £100m.

Naturally, that isn’t a feasible figure for Arsenal, and so they may well be forced to look at alternative options to strengthen Unai Emery’s squad.

According to The Mirror, that could lead to a move for Mariano, as It’s claimed that the Gunners will have an opportunity to snap him up for just £18m this summer.

It’s added that the north London giants may only have around £40m to spend this summer, and so while Mariano isn’t perhaps as talented as Zaha and doesn’t have the experience of flourishing in the Premier League, he may be a more viable target for the club on a financial basis.

Time will tell if a deal materialises, but it could be a sensible swoop for Arsenal as they look to bolster their attack and complement the options already at Emery’s disposal.

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