Date: 4th August 2006 at 11:28am
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Once again the subject of Jose Antonio Reyes to Real Madrid has reared it’s ugly head.

Apparently, Jose has been speaking to Real’s dodgy newspaper, Marca, and has told of his difficulty in settling in England. Again.

If this report is to be beileved, Reyes is hoping not to play in next week’s Champions League qualifer as that would leave him cup tied and would seriously hinder his chances of a transfer.

‘He [Arsene Wenger] has not said anything to me, and I do not know if I am going to play or not,’ he told Marca.

‘I hope not and that everything can be solved before. It is clear that if I play the move to Madrid would be complicated.

‘But if I must play, I will play.’

‘The subject is being taking care of by Mariano Aguilar, she is speaking with the clubs and has my full confidence,’ he continued.

‘I cannot deny I am a little anxious, I know people want me [to stay in England] but I cannot adapt to this life.

‘I miss Spain and I have a unique opportunity to return with Real Madrid. Everybody must understand that I cannot let an opportunity like this pass – Madrid is unique.’

I guess we will know more on the subject when the squad for next Tuesday’s game is released.