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Angel Di Maria close to join PSG

  • Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria is closing in on French champions Paris Saint-Germain according to French media L’ Equipe.

    Angel Di Maria moved to Old Trafford from Spanish giants Real Madrid for a British transfer record fee of £59.7 million only last season.

    The Argentine kick-started his career at his new club but back to back injuries made him out of favour under the Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal.

    Di Maria recently had a impressive Copa America campaign where Argentina lost in the final to host Chile on penalties. 

    Paris Saint-Germain were interested in the Argentine winger last season also but UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations restrained them from buying the former Real Madrid star and now that the restrictions are lifted over the Ligue 1 giants, they want their long term target at Parc des Princes. 

    The Red Devils have spent a huge amount of money in this window and want to carry on the spending spree. They have splashed £25 miilion for Memphis Depay, £12.7 million for Matteo Darmian, £25 million for Morgan Schneiderlin and £14.4 million for Bastian Schweinsteiger which makes the total spending £77.1 million.

    Red Devils are stiull in the market for a centre back and a striker and considering their recent deals, those transfers will becostly too and that is why they are willing to cash on the Argentine to the French giants for a healthy sum of money.

    PSG are willing to match the mifielder’s £200,000-a-week contract, while the Daily Express suggested that Louis van Gaal who values Di Maria at £50m compared to PSG’s hope for a £40m fee — would be willing to entertain a straight swap deal involving Uruguay international Edinson Cavani.

    But the French capital club are not willing to let Cavani leave the club which remains as a stumbling block of the deal.

    However, according to recent reports from L’ Equipe it sems the Argentine is set to join Paris Saint Germain in the next few days.

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