Paris Saint-Germain want to take Angel di Maria on loan next season with a clause to make the deal permanent for £50 million according to the Sun.
The paper reports that PSG will be obliged to take up the option of signing him, unlike Manchester United's deal for Radamel Falcao which put the power in the Red Devils' hands.
PSG were close to pulling off a move for the Argentinian star after the World Cup, however the Red Devils made him their most expensive player of all time. However the move hasn't paid off this season - Di Maria has scored just three times in 19 Premier League starts and he's lost his place in the first time in recent weeks.
There have been plenty of reports suggesting that Di Maria is seeking an exit on and off the pitch after his family home in Manchester was targeted by thieves - and now it seems as though PSG are gearing up to make their move.
According to the Sun, the French champions would prefer to take Di Maria on loan and pay the £50 million fee next year in order to comply with Financial Fair Play rules. While Manchester United would have to wait for the cash it would mean that they recoup almost all of the money they paid out to Real Madrid last year.
The Red Devils are expected to spend big in the summer window having already secured qualification for the Champions League.
They already have a deal in place for Memphis Depay; the PSV Eindhoven winger has passed his medical ahead of a £22 million switch which could further limit Di Maria's playing time if he is kept on next season.