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Paris Saint-Germain favourites to land Angel di Maria

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Paris Saint-Germain are favourites to land Angel di Maria from Real Madrid this summer, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

The winger is currently away at the World Cup with Argentina, and fired his side into the quarter-finals with a goal in extra-time against Switzerland yesterday. Although he ended the season in good form and has performed well in Brazil, it seems as though he will be on the move this summer.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal interested

Di Maria, valued at £40 million by his club, was linked with a move away from Real Madrid last year but opted to stay and fight for his place, but he could be squeezed out at the Bernabeu this summer with Radamel Falcao and Toni Kroos said to be on their way to Spain.

That has prompted speculation he could be on his way to the Premier League, with Manchester United said to be in the hunt for his signature. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have also been credited with an interest.

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Di Maria is said to feel unwanted by Real Madrid, who have reportedly tried to use him as bait in deals for Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba from Juventus. He seemingly has plenty of options available to him this summer, and according to Marca, PSG have jumped to the front of the queue ahead of their Premier League rivals.

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Manchester United are undergoing a major squad overhaul this summer with new boss Louis van Gaal in charge. The Dutchman has money to spend - as has been demonstrated with deals for Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw - with at least two more new faces expected at Old Trafford this summer. One issue could be Marca's claim that the player doesn't favour a move to Manchester.

Chelsea meanwhile are going through a similar process and have already flexed their financial muscle - although they don't appear to have a pressing need for a player with the characteristics of Di Maria. Marca say Arsenal are confident they have the cash to secure the Argentine, although for now PSG are in the driving seat.

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