MARIANO DIAZ has reportedly no interest in joining Arsenal from Real Madrid.
The 25-year-old forward still has four years left on his deal at the Bernabeu.
2 Mariano Diaz has no interest in joining Arsenal and wants to stay at Real MadridCredit: Getty
But Sun Sport reported earlier this week that Zinedine Zidane has deemed him surplus to requirement and the Galacticos had offered him to the Gunners for a cut-price £18m.
Now AS claim the hitman, who only rejoined Madrid a year ago from Lyon, does not fancy linking up with Unai Emery’s side.
Instead he wants to stay in the Spanish capital to fight for his place.
Dominican Republic international Diaz, who is likely to be stripped of the No.7 shirt, scored three times in 13 La Liga matches last season.
However, he is one of several players told they can leave by the Galacticos to help balance the books.
But it remains to be seen whether Emery, who only has a limited £45m to spend on new players, can change his mind.
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It was claimed the Diaz option came up after Arsenal had enquired about his Madrid team-mate Lucas Vazquez.
The opportunity to sign the ex-Tottenham target was not dismissed out of hand by Emery although he is focusing on other options.
Serie A giants AC Milan and Roma are both also keen on the attacker.