Angel di Maria has informed Manchester United that he wants to leave the club, according to the Mirror.
The Argentine only joined the Red Devils last year, but could be on his way out of the club after a poor maiden campaign.
He started life in the Premier League quickly but lost his way and eventually gave up his place in the Manchester United starting XI by the end of the season. Overall he managed just three goals in the Premier League following his £59.7 million switch from Real Madrid, and it seems as though he is close to joining Paris Saint-Germain.
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The 27-year-old was close to joining the French giants before settling on a move to Manchester United, but he is now close to getting his move after all.
According to the Mirror, PSG remain confident that they will get a deal done for Di Maria shortly, after boss Laurent Blanc confirmed his interest in the winger, because he has told Manchester United he wants to leave.
The Mirror add that talks between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are on-going, however privately the Red Devils have conceded defeat in their attempts to keep hold of their record signing.
The French giants have offered £40 million for his services but Manchester United won't be happy with that offer, and will look to recoup most if not all of the £59.7 million they forked out.
It seems as though boss Louis van Gaal already has the former Benfica man's replacement lined up, with a bid expected to be made for Barcelona winger Pedro shortly.
The Spaniard recently signed a new contract at the Nou Camp but that was only to lower his release clause to around £22 million. Having struggled for game time thanks to the arrival of both Neymar and Luis Suarez, the 27-year-old is said to be keen on a move to Old Trafford and an £18 million bid is expected shortly.
Manchester United and Louis van Gaal aren't going to die trying this summer. They are pulling the trigger on deals left, right and centre at the moment and it seems as though the next one might be the biggest. Although they are likely to take a small loss on his transfer fee, having Di Maria's £280,000-per-week wages off the book will free up a lot of space for new arrivals.
However if and when Di Maria does leave it should cause disappointment amongst Manchester United fans. He is one of the best players in the world and could have been something special if he had time to settle.
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