Reds close on record Di Maria deal

Last Updated: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:00

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Angel di Maria after agreeing a British-record transfer fee with Real Madrid.

United have been heavily linked with a move for the Argentine international in recent weeks, but it looks as though a deal is finally on the verge of going through.

Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Di Maria has turned down the offer of a new deal and has asked to leave the European Champions, and a move to United is now on the cards.

The Reds will pay as much as £55million, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.

"At long last there is significant movement in the seemingly never ending, 'Will he stay or will he go' saga of Angel di Maria," he told Sky Sports.

"It now looks certain that he will leave Real Madrid and become a Manchester United player. The final meetings will take place at the beginning of next week.

"United will pay between 60-70 million Euros (£48-55m) for the player. More than 60. A great deal for Madrid.

"So advanced, in fact, are the negotiations that it has already been agreed that Di Maria will wear the number seven shirt, worn in the past by no lesser players than David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Bryan Robson.

"I can exclusively reveal that, as we speak (Saturday night), football agent Jorge Mendes is on a flight from Singapore - where he has been putting to bed the purchase of Valencia by Peter Lim - to Europe, with a view to sealing the sale of Di Maria to United."

Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.

Related news

Reds track Depay

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:43

Agent confirms Reds interest

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:46

United given Pogba hope

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:52

Van Gaal bemoans Cambridge draw

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:12

RVP back for cup clash

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:48

LVG defends United tactics

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:28

Agent casts doubt on keeper future

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:22

Van Gaal wary of Cambridge upset

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:45

Van Gaal coy over Fletcher

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:24

United take second spot on rich list

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:53
© 2010