Angel Di Maria still open to Manchester United move

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Real Madrid midfielder Angel Di Maria would be open to moving to Manchester United this summer - but only if a transfer to Paris Saint Germain falls through.

Reports in recent days had claimed Di Maria would reject a move to United as they are not in the Champions League next season. But while Di Maria does indeed favour a move to PSG, according to Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo he would not turn down United as a second option.

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UEFA Financial Fair Play

PSG have reportedly offered €75m for the attacking midfielder while United are willing to pay €60m, but the Ligue 1 champions have to overcome problems related to their UEFA obligations under Financial Fair Play.

Their total transfer expenditure cannot exceed €30m more than their income, which will prove difficult considering they've already committed close to €50m for David Luiz.

Real Madrid prefer United sale

Real Madrid would prefer to sell Di Maria to United as they will not be Champions League competitors this season, but the Argentina international wants his future sorted quickly.

In fact, Real Madrid's preferred option was to keep the 26-year-old at the club but Di Maria has already resolved to leaving and has told club president Florentino Perez. Real Madrid now plan to recoup as much transfer value as possible following the big money capture of James Rodriguez.

PSG remain favourites and have agreed an €8m-a-year wage packet with the player. But first they must shift some of their fringe players to recover some income - Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi are the likely departures.

United's preseason

United resume their preseason tour against Inter Milan this evening at FedEx Field in Washington DC. They are unbeaten so far, having defeated LA Galaxy 7-0 and AS Roma 3-2.

But Louis Van Gaal has not been overly satisfied with his new side, criticising an 'unfit' Luke Shaw and warning Wilfried Zaha that there is no place for him in the squad if he expects to play as a winger.

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