Bayern Munich are prepared to offer Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and a lump cash sum in exchange for Manchester United flop Angel di Maira, reports The Mail.
Citing claims made by German newspaper Bild, the story says Pep Guardiola is prepared to lose two prominent first-team stars if it means getting his hands on Di Maria.
The Argentina international has failed to impress at Old Trafford and is believed to be quietly available for transfer if the right offer comes along.
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Bayern Munich are one of few clubs who could take on the financial responsibility of a player like Di Maria. The winger earns an incredible £280,000-a-week at Manchester United and, last summer, became Britain's most expensive player after agreeing his £59.7m switch from Real Madrid.
While the wages will have to be absorbed by the Bavarian outfit, they are hoping to forgo paying a transfer fee by offering up Muller and Robben, both of whom have attracted interest from Manchester United in the recent past.
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Original talks between Bayern and United included the possibility of a swap deal between just Muller and Di Maria, but the gap between the two parties proved far too great to make significant headway.
Muller remains the priority signing for Louis van Gaal, who helped to blood the German midfielder whilst in charge of Bayern Munich at the turn of the decade.
Robben, 31, has fallen on United's radar in the recent past and would be a direct replacement for Di Maria. In fact, with Memphis Depay set to make his way into the first-team picture in the next few seasons, having an experienced player on the wing would be perfect for the Red Devils.
The Dutchman has experience in the Premier League after originally arriving at Chelsea during the early days of Roman Abramovich's era of heavy investment.
He would also be retiring at a time when Depay and possibly Adnan Januzaj would be ready to take up a prominent spot in the first-team.
There is no suggestion how much cash Bayern would be willing to offer on top of both Muller and Robben but what is certain is that, regardless of the money, Manchester United must serious consider this offer.
Should Manchester United accept this offer if and when it comes?
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