Manchester United plan move for Ronaldo's €150m teammate
Manchester United transfer news: Real Madrid star Angel di Maria a transfer target
Manchester United are being linked with a summer transfer move for Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, a day after Cristiano Ronaldo insisted he will stay at the Santiago Bernabeu for the remainder of his contract.
According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Ronaldo's Real Madrid teammate Di Maria is now a target for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, although he will resist the temptation to make a bid in the January transfer window.
The report claims that Di Maria has fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho, although Manchester United may have to meet the Argentina international's €150 million release clause if they are to prise him away from Real Madrid.
Sir Alex Ferguson, however, recently outlined his intention to retain the services of Nani, even if the 24-year-old finds himself below the likes of Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young in Manchester United's selection order.