Paris Saint Germain are planning to offer Real Madrid midfielder and Manchester United transfer target Angel Di Maria a one-year loan move.
According to the Daily Express, PSG will attempt to circumvent the Financial Fair Play regulations be delaying full payment for Di Maria's services until next summer. Having shelled out £50m for David Luiz, they are not currently in a position to match the £40m asking price for the Argentine playmaker.
They were fined by UEFA £20m for breaking the regulations last season, and will look to avoid a similar fate by arranging a one-year loan move with the option to make it permanent next summer.
PSG's financial troubles had put Manchester United in the driving seat to sign the Real Madrid star during the World Cup, but United's interest has faded in recent weeks.
Following Argentina's 1-0 defeat to Germany in the World Cup final earlier this month, Di Maria has been heavily linked with the French champions, for whom usually money is no object.
But with UEFA breathing down their necks, they've been forced to get a bit more creative in the transfer market. Di Maria is reportedly available with Real Madrid on the cusp of announcing a deal to sign Colombia's James Rodriguez.
Another star of the World Cup, Rodriguez is thought to be signing for Madrid from Monaco for a fee in the region of £71m. He was the top goalscorer at the World Cup and scored the goal of the tournament, a stunning volley against Uruguay in the last-16.
United transfer business
United meanwhile sold Patrice Evra to Juventus today for £1.2m, just weeks after the Frenchman signed a new contract. He was expected to compete with new signing Luke Shaw for the left-back berth, but Louis Van Gaal will have to strengthen the position after Alexander Buttner was also allowed to leave earlier this summer.