Real Madrid midfielder Angel Di Maria had been expected to move to PSG but the move is now set to collapse, which will come as a boost to Manchester United who have been linked with the Real Madrid star.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has ruled out signing the player with financial fair play regulations making a move difficult to materialize. Al-Khelaifi admitted that negotiations had taken place but that the winger is too expensive.
“As for Di Maria, it is true that we have held talk with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
“But he is too expensive for us. We have stopped negotiations.”
With the pacey Argentine midfielder now not joining PSG, who had already paid a questionable £50 million for Brazil defender David Luiz it is thought that Ligue 1 rival’s AS Monaco may target the midfielder.
James Rodriguez has signed as the new “Galactico” by Real Madrid President Florentino Perez it seems that Di Maria will be surplus to requirements at the Spanish giants and this may alert Manchester United who have been linked with the midfielder in the past.
Manchester United’s interest had cooled in the last few weeks as PSG looked to be favorites but it seems that Real Madrid will want to recoup a lot of the money they paid for James Rodriguez, which is why they did not agree to a loan deal for the 26-year-old.
Manchester United could be prepared to pay the £40m-50m to acquire the Argentine who was Man of the Match in the Champions League final, as last month Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward admitted that the club would be prepared to spend big money to acquire an elite player.
“Whether it’s a record or not doesn’t really resonate with us. What resonates is an elite player that the manager wants who is going to be a star for Manchester United.
“I stand by what I said – there is no budget. We are in a very strong financial position. We can make big signings. That doesn’t mean we go and throw money around. Louis is the manager. We have a lot of scouting output through the last 12 months, flagging up various things to us. Louis is the one that makes the ultimate decision around who he wants in the squad.”
It seem that the Angel Di Maria saga is set to continue and news of his move to PSG collapsing is bound to alert the rest of Europe. Manchester United may look to target the Argentine as their high profile signing of the summer after speculation of moves for Arturo Vidal and Mats Hummels has cooled in the last number of weeks.
Dan Dalton, Pundit Arena.