Man Utd Set To Make £56m Bid After Di Maria Tells Rojo He Wants Old Trafford Move

By on August 23, 2014

The summer transfer window is now reaching its climax and managers are working hard to make some last minute additions to their squad, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Man Utd close in on Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria.

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Angel Di Maria has told Man Utd new-boy Marcos Rojo he wants to join him at Old Trafford as the Red Devils prepare to make a record bid for the unsettled Real Madrid attacker, according to reports.

Di Maria has been tipped to leave the Bernabeu all summer due to concerns over his first team place following the arrivals of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.

Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted last week that the Argentinean attacker has asked for a move after rejecting a new contract extension offer, and Man Utd and Paris Saint-Germain have strongly linked with his signature in recent weeks.

It appears United are now edging ahead of their French rivals in the race as the Metro are citing Radio Marca as claiming that Di Maria has now made contact with international team-mate Marcos Rojo to inform the defender he wants to join him at Old Trafford this summer.

The news comes amid further reports that claim United bosses are ready to launch a club-record £56m bid for the 26-year-old, with terms over a £200,000-a-week contract believed to have been agreed in principal with the players camp.

PSG boss Laurent Blanc admitted on Friday that the Ligue 1 champions face a tough task in trying to lure Di Maria to the Parc des Princes this summer:

‘There are many clubs interested in Di Maria,’

‘PSG cannot do what we want. It’s a difficult case.’ Blanc is quoted as saying by the Metro.

So as it stands, all the signs are suggesting that Di Maria could be heading to Old Trafford before the transfer window closes on September 1st. The player supposedly wants the move, United are willing to pay big-money and personal terms are understood to have been agreed, so it certainly seems the deal could be close.

If United manage to get the deal done, it will be a major coup for Louis van Gaal but it will be interesting to see where he would fit in to the Dutchman’s first team plans. Juan Mata currently starts in the ‘hole’ behind Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, and it will take a brave manager to drop any of that trio.

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Di Maria is predominantly a winger but he’s not really suited to playing the wing-back role in van Gaal’s new 3-5-2 formation as he won’t be keen on doing his bit in defence, so I’m intrigued as to how the Argentinean international will fit in at United if he does end up making the move.

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18 Comments

  1. simon j magida

    August 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    PLS VAN GAAL SIGN DI MARIA.

  2. hamzala januzaj

    August 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    LvG we want di maria + one addition defender

  3. reloaded

    August 23, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    then sign him since he wants to join

  4. Raymondtee

    August 23, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    LVG, pls do something fast b4 window close. Sign Di Maria, Aturo Vidal and a defender b4 is too late. We are running out of patience pls pls pls. Remember that Champions League side and we find difficult to sign top players.

  5. thomas tabri

    August 23, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    LVG PLS SIGN DI MARIA WE UNITED FANS ACROSS THE GLOBE CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE THIS GREAT PLAYER IN OUR TEAM GGGGGGGGGGMU!

  6. iliyasu

    August 23, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Di maria will be good if he does come to man utd.

  7. Olorunsola Abayomi Oluwashinaayomi

    August 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    All i need is Di Maria, Vidal, Khedira and Guarin

  8. sammy roy

    August 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    LVG, sign him(di maria)is going to be a great player in England and one more powerful defender, make the club great.

  9. JOYWEL

    August 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    LVG LVG LVG pls sign Di Maria cos yu av 100percnt of chances nw
    afteral he is nt an Injury prone.
    And more we loosed sme profs players, So wat are we waitin for?
    UP UP UP United

  10. pervious c

    August 23, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Plz plz plz bring D maria and vidal plz LVG time is up

  11. Abubakar BAUCHI.

    August 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Edward Woodward had been saying that the money is there available to sign any player even if it would take to brake the world football transfer record. Now that the lump sum of Di Maria, Vidal and Benitia is not up to £130M. I think United can afford that, because they said they have up to £200M to spend on signing players this summer. Considering the fact that £75M was spend on Show, Herrera and Rojo, and that less than £130M spend on new players, plus the transfer fee of Bebe, Buttner and Evra balanced up to £200M. Also, the weekly wages burden of all the players shifted out of the club suffice to pay new arrivals. Fans were wondering on how Ed Woodward is doing his mathematics. No substancial purchases from his past speculative transfer links. And that actions are what set things in motion. Everyone hopes that United stingy Glazers and quark Ed Wward Woodward would leave the club.

  12. Francis E

    August 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    We want to see Di Maria in man U

  13. AUSTINE JOHN

    August 23, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY SIGN A WORLD FOOTBALL LEGEND ANGEL DIMARIA,LOSING THIS WE MIGHT NOT EVER HAVE IT,DESPITE NOT GOING TO CHAMPIONSLEAQUE

  14. Johnson lucky

    August 23, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    We wat di maria at old trafford

  15. man folly

    August 23, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Man Utd fans shuld av knw LVG by now dat it doesn’t cost him 24hrs to bring in players of his choice..So why are we wastin our time readin rumours news…LVG is not interested in all does guyz despite all d comments of paul scholes who actually knw d weakness of d team..Let’s wait nd see wat will happen in d nxt couple of dayz.

  16. KANGAHO GEORGE

    August 24, 2014 at 9:18 am

    LVG plz we need Di Maria, Vidal & Djong

  17. Madu Uche

    August 24, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I’m tired of rumors pls LVG make it real (Di Maria, Vidal + a defender. The time to act is now! Up United! Up LVG!

  18. AUSTINE JOHN

    August 25, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    AM VERY APY WT VANGAL,WELCOM O DIMARIA,WICH U BEST OF LUCK AT OLD TRAFFORD

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