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Angel di Maria in Argentina claims Julien Laurens

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Angel di Maria is still in Argentina awaiting Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain to come to a deal over his signature, according to talkSPORT's French football expert Julien Laurens.

Laurens claims that the former Real Madrid man is still recovering from the injury he picked up in the Copa America final and will remain in his homeland until the deal is announced. 

United's No.7, of course, has been heavily linked with a move to the French moneybags in recent time after his disappointing debut campaign on English soil.

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Despite a bright start to his United career, the versatile midfielder struggled to produce the goods throughout the course of the season and eventually lost his place in the side under the Louis van Gaal regime. 

It appears, then, that he will now move on to Laurent Blanc's side sooner rather than later, as he's determined to end his short spell in Manchester.

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Still in Argentina 

Speaking to Hawksbee and Jacobs, Laurens stated: “He is still in Argentina.

“I don’t know if he keeps missing flights so he doesn’t have to join up with the United squad, but he’s still in Argentina – he’s nursing the injury picked up in the Copa America final.

“He’s waiting for the deal to be agreed between both clubs and then he’ll fly over to Paris to pass a medical and sign his contract – I think he will stay in Argentina until the deal is announced.

“PSG have been optimistic for the last month and a half but it seems it’s getting closer and closer now, especially between his agent Jorge Mendes and the club.”

A big shame 

It could have all been so different for Di Maria at Old Trafford. It should have been the perfect match, but it just didn't go to plan. 

Of course, many will criticism the Argentine's attitude, and he certainly deserves to take some of the blame for his disappointing stint at the club. His heart seemingly wasn't in it and he clearly wasn't prepared to fight for his future at the club. 

But Manchester United, of course, have made mistakes, too. Ultimately, Van Gaal failed to hand him a permanent position in the side, as he went about settling into life at the Theatre of Dreams. 

Both the Red Devils and Di Maria will most definitely move on, though. The player will no doubt rediscover his form in Paris, while United may well replace him with Barcelona ace Pedro, who may well slot into the Van Gaal system more comfortably. 

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