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Manchester United to take advantage of delayed Ligue 1 switch?

Angel Di Maria

Manchester United fans are eagerly awaiting transfer news here in the Football Transfer Tavern with new boss Louis van Gaal set to be busy in the ten days before the Premier League season kicks off.

And reports from The Express claim that the Dutchman is preparing to hijack Paris Saint-Germain’s move for Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria.

Recent reports suggested United had lost out to the French champions, who were ready to pay £60 million for the Argentine winger, but stories emerging in France claim van Gaal has not given up the pursuit just yet.

The Dutchman is still hopeful he can convince Di Maria to change his mind, with a contract offer worth £120,000-a-week.

This is a substantial improvement on the £90,000 contract offered previously and could see PSG put in an awkward position, despite the fact they are capable of offering Champions League football this season.

PSG are under pressure to sell before they can complete the move, in order to comply with the Financial Fair Play rules set out by FIFA, and are looking to offload either Ezequiel Lavezzi or Javier Pastore before completing the move.

Manchester United fans. What new signings are you expecting to see before the season kicks off? Is Angel Di Maria a realistic target for a club with no Champions League football? Let us know your thoughts below.

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