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Last Updated: Friday, 4 August 2006, 09:43 GMT 10:43 UK
Reyes still wants move to Madrid
Jose Reyes
Reyes says he has had problems adapting to life in England
Jose Antonio Reyes is confident of securing a move to Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.

And the winger, 22, told Spanish daily Marca he hopes the move goes through before Arsenal's Champions League qualifying tie against Dinamo Zagreb.

If the move stalls, Reyes added he would prefer not to figure for the Gunners against the Croatian champions.

"Obviously, if I do (play), it will make a move to Real more difficult. But if I have to, I will play," Reyes said.

"The manager (Arsene Wenger) hasn't said anything to me and I don't know if I am going to play or not.

"I hope I don't or that everything will be resolved before then."

Uncertainty has surrounded the Spaniard's future in north London since he admitted hankering after a move to his homeland and Real Madrid earlier in the summer.

Reyes told Arsenal's website he was "very happy" at the club, but conflicting comments came out in Spain at the same time.

He told Spanish paper As he was "not looking for another club", but added: "I have always said that Madrid is one of my biggest targets. Everyone knows it.

"Clubs are looking for me but the only way that any team, including Madrid, can sign me is by speaking to Arsenal."

Reyes' Arsenal career has been under scrutiny since he fell victim to a hoax early in 2005.

He told a Spanish radio presenter - who Reyes thought was Real's sporting director Emilio Butragueno - that he was keen on a move to the Bernabeu.

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