Stunned silence is not even the half of it here in the Football Transfer Tavern after Metro’s latest claims are revealed.
The publication seems to think that Manchester City are aiming to rival Manchester United for Angel Di Maria and as one of our punters notes, that has gone down like a lead balloon with the red half of Manchester.
United fans had thought that a mega million move for Di Maria was now only a formality with Real Madrid making it clear the winger could leave and even Cristiano Ronaldo making the case for a move to Old Trafford.
However, Manuel Pellegrini and City bosses have evidently seen something they liked and are now considering a last minute swoop for the winger – and one that would shock the football world.
In order to raise the £64 million needed to land Di Maria, City are willing to offload some of their star names and first on that list is injured Alvaro Negredo.
Manchester City fans. Do you think you have a hope in hell of landing Di Maria or will United see the move through? Does this make a mockery of Financial Fair Play? Let us know your thoughts below.