Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria is expected to undergo a medical in the next twenty-four hours ahead of his proposed forty-four million pound move to Paris Saint-Germain.
A deal has reportedly been struck and Di Maria, who was given an extended holiday after competing for Argentina at the Copa America but failed to meet up with the rest of the Man United team on their pre-season tour of the United States, looks poised for a move to France.
Despite enjoying a positive start to life at Old Trafford – scoring three goals in his first four matches, Di Maria’s form soon faded and he was reduced to playing a bit-part role under Van Gaal towards the end of last season.
Van Gaal has already bolstered his midfield ahead of the new season with the signings of Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin and is expected to secure winger Ashley Young to a new contract.
However, it is believed that United are actively pursuing a replacement for Di Maria and Van Gaal could yet add further to his attacking options with Barcelona forward Pedro among the players he is monitoring.