Arsenal target dismisses Tottenham transfer rumours

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Arsenal target Angel Di Maria has rejected rumours suggesting that he's set for a January move to Tottenham, insisting that he remains happy at Real Madrid, reports Sky Sports.

In an interview with Spanish publication AS, the 25-year-old blamed journalists for peddling all the various transfer speculation, that has also seen him linked with a move to AS Monaco.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was credited with an interest in bringing Di Maria to the Emirates Stadium, but opted instead to complete a world-record deal for German playmaker Mesut Ozil.

The Argentina international was also believed to be on the radar of Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham, who - under the former stewardship of Andre Villas-Boas - were keen to add him to their senior squad at White Hart Lane, following the departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Despite the arrival of the €100million man, Di Maria has - for the majority of the season - retained his place in Carlo Ancelotti's side, and was on the scoresheet as Real Madrid beat Valencia 3-2 in La Liga on Sunday.

Speaking after the game at the Mestalla, the South American schemer also downplayed suggestions he had asked for an improved contract to stay in the Spanish capital, and reiterated his commitment to the Santiago Bernabeu.

"I'm happy at Real Madrid," Di Maria said. "I have never asked for a (contract) renewal. A player who does not play is not going to ask for a renewal.

"My head is in Madrid. You (journalists) said that I was going to Tottenham. You know where this information came from."

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