Angel Di Maria will sign for Paris St. Germain for a fee of £45.9m, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Mirror have reporter Darren Lewis based near the PSG camp as the French champions prepare to play Chelsea today and he says that they are confident that they have already ‘clinched’ a deal the Argentinian winger.
PSG expect to leave North America next weekend with £45.9million Angel Di Maria as their player, reports Darren Lewis from North Carolina.
The French giants, here in Charlotte to face Chelsea on Saturday night, are confident they have clinched a deal to prise the unhappy Argentina winger away from Manchester United.
Chelsea jetted out of Montreal on Friday, the same city PSG will fly to after the game here to face fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon in their next tour match.
And they are looking to have the 27-year-old winger in their camp well before that friendly begins.
United are in advanced talks with Barcelona to sign winger Pedro as a replacement, with Di Maria adamant he wants out.
The Reds broke the British transfer record to sign the wideman from Real Madrid last summer for £59.7m.
And they want to recoup as much as they can for him and put the money towards an ambitious attempt to also land Thomas Muller from Bayern Munich.
Boss Louis Van Gaal is prepared to let Di Maria leave if he wants to quit after a difficult first year in England.
Di Maria struggled to adapt to life in Manchester and was unhappy at being dropped when his form dipped.
His family were also left distraught after a burglary at their Cheshire home.
The Argentina star has enjoyed an extended break following his involvement in the Copa America, where his homeland reached the final.
Louis van Gaal has spoken about the player being part of a ‘process’ – his comments were similar to those made before Robin van Persie left, so it can be expected that if Paris have offered an acceptable fee, then Di Maria will indeed be moving to France.