Manchester United have agreed terms with Angel di Maria and will complete a £60 million British transfer record deal shortly, according to the Mirror.
The Argentinian will become the most expensive player to play in England, and will cost £10 million more than the £50 million Chelsea forked out for Fernando Torres, who is the current record holder, in 2011.
Manchester United will reportedly pay around £60 million up front with a further £7 million in add-ons.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed earlier this week that the 26-year-old had asked to leave the Bernabeu, and it seems as though he has got his wish. The Mirror say that he has agreed a deal worth £180,000-per-week and will ask to take over the famous number seven shirt.
Manchester United fans have been craving a big-name signing this summer, and after a frustrating few months it looks as though they have got their man. According to the Mirror, new boss Louis van Gaal made Di Maria one of his main priorities this summer and name-checked the winger in his interview with the club.
Manchester City interest
The fly in the ointment for the Old Trafford faithful is that rivals Manchester City turned down the chance to sign Di Maria.
The Mirror quote a Manchester City source as saying: "We were approached about the possibility of signing Di Maria. he made it clear he wanted to come here. The deal offered was €75 million with another €10m in add-ons. But Manchester City were not interested in making it happen.
So far Van Gaal has secured the services of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo for a combined fee of £72 million. The deal for Di Maria will send the Red Devils' spending for this summer towards the £130 million mark.
That is unlikely to be the end of their spending however, with further defensive reinforcements needed at Old Trafford. A swoop for Daley Blind of Ajax could well be on the cards.
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