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Manchester United to tempt Spanish giants with £40m bid

dimariaManchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are already enjoying this transfer window more than last summer’s and it could be about to get better.

Because according to the Daily Star, Manchester United will bid £40 million for Real Madrid ace Angel Di Maria.

The Argentine midfielder helped Los Blancos win the Champions League and La Decima last season while scoring Argentina’s extra-time winner against Switzerland at the World Cup on Tuesday despite playing below his usual high standards.

But talks about a new, improved contract for the 26-year-old have hit a brick wall with the Spanish side claiming that he is too greedy.

United have been keeping tabs on Di Maria but value him at closer to £30 million and it is believed that Di Maria is not interested in joining a club that can’t offer Champions League football.

But sources at Madrid reckon a deal can still be done with both parties and super-agent Jorge Mendes is highly capable when given a difficult task to negotiate.

Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have also expressed an interest in former Benfica ace Di Maria but the Red Devils head the queue.

United have already signed two high-profile players this summer worth a combined £60 million having secured deals for Southampton’s Luke Shaw and Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera.

But signing Di Maria would be an even bigger statement of intent for new Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United fans. Are you happy with how new manager van Gaal is operating this summer? Who should be next through the door? Let us know your thoughts below.

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