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Madrid Give Di Maria Permission To Fly To UK For Man Utd Talks Ahead Of €62m Move

Real Madrid have given Angel Di Maria permission to fly to the UK to hold talks with Manchester United about a potential €62m (£50m) move to Old Trafford.

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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Real Madrid have given Angel Di Maria permission to fly to the UK to hold talks with Manchester United about a potential €62m move to Old Trafford, according to reports.

Di Maria’s future at the Bernabeu has been speculated about all summer with his place in the Spaniard’s starting eleven under serious threat following the arrivals of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez.

Man Utd and Paris Saint-Germain have been strongly linked with the Argentinean attacker in recent weeks but reports suggest that the Red Devils are now in the driving seat for his signature after the Ligue 1 champions pulled out of negotiations last week.

Carlo Ancelotti admitted on Monday that he wasn’t sure whether Di Maria would still be at the club when the transfer window closes at the end of the month, and now fresh reports suggest that is unlikely after Madrid bosses told the player he is free to travel to Manchester to discuss personal terms with United.

The Daily Star claim that Madrid have made it clear the 26-year-old can leave as long as United pay their €62m (£50m) asking price and Louis van Gaal has supposedly agreed to meet that figure, with the club setting aside £100m to make the deal happen.

As well as the £50m transfer fee, the newspaper states that United have earmarked a further £50m for Di Maria’s lucrative five-year contract, agents fees and signing on fees, making it a HUGE outlay for the former Premier League champions.

The news comes shortly after Di Maria’s Argentinean team-mate Marco Rojo was quoted as saying that he’s agreed to move to Old Trafford, so it looks like United could be set to seal at least two big-money deals before the window slams shut.

Van Gaal has already brought in Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera but his lack of strength and depth was badly exposed during their opening day 2-1 defeat to Swansea, so an addition with the quality of Di Maria would be welcomed with open arms by the Old Trafford faithful.

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We’ll have to see how things develop over the coming days but I have a sneaky feeling PSG’s interest may not have ended and wouldn’t be surprised if they make a late push for Di Maria’s signature if they can offload the likes of Ezequiel Lavezzi, so United may want to try and push through a deal before the French outfit renew their interest.



  1. kuti damilare

    August 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    pls woodward dis is our chance to sign di maria just pay 50 million pounds for him.he wil be fantastic for us then buy guarin benetia and blind pls pls pls ed woodward.

  2. Kelvin

    August 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    May di maria consider our offer and deliver us 4rm dis unstoppable mess

  3. phrank

    August 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Di maria to man u will be a dream come true ǦƠ̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅̊ I can’t wait to Ơ̴̴̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴͡ him in united J.C ed woodward should act fast.

  4. Dennis A Snoh

    August 19, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    It will be a dream come true 4 utd. We will also have 2 bring another defender 2 join rojo n we need a strong defensive midfielder like song since he’s free now. Come on Woodward do 8 fast!

  5. innochris

    August 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Di maria ,Vidal,Rojo,Blind&kadira.this are the guys we need

    • Eddygryfyn

      August 20, 2014 at 12:54 am

      We need di maria vidal cuodrado and baneihta

  6. Abubakar saidu

    August 19, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    We need Di maria to united.

  7. Nura jafaru

    August 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Nice 2 here dis news

  8. muycon

    August 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Das the only caliber of player we need now in Man u

  9. Eddygryfyn

    August 20, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Please Edwoodward sign di maria and vidal

  10. kaura james

    August 20, 2014 at 3:05 am

    I urged LVG and Ed W W 2 may it fast b4 it be too late we in Africa re dieing 4 diz critical situation united belong spend ur cash with beta players in person of Angel Di maria’ Rojo and if possible Cuodrado and too more defenders I beg of de club official and those that re concern

  11. julius

    August 20, 2014 at 3:57 am

    thank God 4,swansea defit that make united serious with signing

  12. seman ali Ethiopia

    August 20, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Di maria is a great addition. Please please please do it fast to compute. United forever.

  13. Ime james

    August 20, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Sign di maria,cuadrado,blin n benatia,mr ed woodward

  14. gava charles

    August 20, 2014 at 7:12 am

    pliz ed woodward….jst get us di maria

  15. bobby

    August 20, 2014 at 7:39 am

    pls ed woodward…..this is our last chance before PSG renew their intrest…we need this players to make us prevail this season…please and please…sign all the player we are big club not small club

  16. Elly Brighton

    August 20, 2014 at 8:01 am

    in van gaal,man united we trust.we need di maria,vidal,rojo,blind are the players we want in man united.GOD BLESS MANCHESTER UNITED.

  17. Odubuasi .E. Daniel

    August 20, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Up united.we try as much as possible to build our club cos it is a big one and try avoiding lesser clubs to take advantage of us by signing the right player and very fast so dat other clubs should nt take advantage to sign thnx,peace i speak to de club.

  18. Ubong-Abasi

    August 20, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Lvg wil make the best signing if he lands Di maria

  19. ebuka

    August 20, 2014 at 11:18 am

    pls di mari 4 our fans

  20. mkoma

    August 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

    even de maria can arrive bt we in need diffensive midfield like khedira,nigel,and even song coz fletcher is not fit for the new LVG also we need juan cuadrado 2 make as strong ever where

  21. mkoma

    August 20, 2014 at 11:53 am

    even de maria can arrive bt we in need diffensive midfield like khedira,nigel,and even song coz fletcher is not fit for the new LVG 4mation also we need juan cuadrado 2 make as strong ever where

  22. innocent

    August 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    The presence of dimaria @the tha of dreams is a big plus…sign up khedira and song pls LVG

  23. rabiu yakubu umar

    August 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    pls united buy this utilite player bcos we need hem

  24. Alex

    August 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    i cant wait to see Di Maria, Vidal, en Rojo in Man-united shirts showing skills.

    • uka

      August 21, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      We need di maria. The only angel that will increase our attacking speed.

  25. Nnamdi

    August 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    manchester united must spend spree. prayers like Di maria, blind, philippe mexes, Cuadrado should be in oldtraford before the end of august

  26. Hussein

    August 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Ed Woodward work hard before window transfer closed or else u’ll be suck out of Manchester United. So dis 10dayz remaining u’ve 2 sign Angel di maria, Cuadrado, Delay blind, Mehdi benatia, if Vidal dont want 2 come u beta look 4 another quality midfield they r so many, y do u waste time bcoz of only 1 player.

  27. sean

    August 21, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Why is it taking a long time to get this By Angel di maria since we have the money woodward common act fast on it and get him to Old traford and Cuadrado, Delay blind, Mehdi benatia get cos we need strong player to challege for tittle this time no time to waste

  28. salisu jamb

    August 21, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    We need to hav di maria, Blind, Reus, and Vidal. If possible.

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