Manchester United launched a €70 million (£55 million) bid for Real Madrid winger and Paris St-Germain target Angel Di Maria.
According to reports in South America, the Argentina international is ready to part ways with the Champions League winners after Carlo Ancelotti signed Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez after the World Cup, and Di Maria has his heart set on a switch to either France or England, Express reported.
PSG earlier announced that they were no longer in the running for the ex-Benfica man’s signature.
However, the Ligue 1 champions are ready to make another move as they look to offload Ezequiel Lavezzi to Liverpool in a deal worth around £18 million.
Despite Laurent Blanc’s interest, Louis Van Gaal has returned for Di Maria as he also looks to secure the signatures of Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado and Juventus’ Arturo Vidal, and Metro Sport reports that the Dutchman has offered £55 million for the playmaker’s services.
Fox Sports journalist Christian Martin also took to Twitter to reveal that United have returned with an enormous offer, and Di Maria could pen a five-year-deal worth a whopping £120,000-per-week.