Bayern Munich interested in Angel di Maria

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Bayern Munich are the latest team to be linked with a move for Manchester United winger Angel di Maria.

The Mirror report that the German giants are taking an interest in the Argentinian international, who has struggled at Old Trafford after his club record £59.7 million move from Real Madrid.

According to the paper his fee could be a major sticking point in any move to Bavaria for Di Maria; Manchester United are believed to be holding out for the vast majority if not all of the fee they paid to Real Madrid last summer.

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Di Maria started his debut season in the Premier League well but faded badly, and by the end of the campaign has lost his place in the first team to Ashley Young. Various reports over the past few months have suggested that the 27-year-old is angling for a move, with Paris Saint-Germain said to be interested.

However now the Mirror claim that Bayern are looking to make a big statement in the transfer window having failed to win the Champions League under boss Pep Guardiola for the second straight season, and they've also been linked with moves for Raheem Sterling of Liverpool and Wolfsburg Kevin de Bruyne.

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Reports earlier this week claimed that Manchester United are in no rush to sell up and would only let Di Maria leave if he requests a transfer. PSG are believed to want to take him on loan with an option to buy worth £50 million in 12 months time - however Di Maria would prefer a move back to Spain. 


Despite that, the chance to work with Guardiola in Germany may prove to be too tempting to turn down. Bayern undoubtedly have the cash to make the deal happen, although whether they would want to spend close to £60 million on a player who managed just four league goals last season.

Manchester United are expected to spend big themselves in the summer window having secured qualification for the Champions League by finishing in fourth place.

They spent around £150 million last time around and could do the same again having been linked with the likes of Paul Pogba, Gareth Bale and Edinson Cavani.


There is bound to be plenty of speculation about Di Maria's future as there has been all season - he couldn't replicate his best for off the pitch and his house in Manchester was targeted by thieves, so it's only inevitable that he might consider a transfer.

However it is money that talks the loudest and there aren't likely to be many clubs who are willing to pay that sort of money for a player who has struggled badly this term. His contract, believed to be worth around £280,000-per-week, is likely to be prohibitive.

So Manchester United are likely to keep him and hope that his second season is more successful than his first.

Should Manchester United stick or twist with Di Maria this summer?

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