PSG could spend their entire transfer budget to bring Manchester United star Angel Di Maria to the Parc Des Princes, reports the Daily Express.
The French side could be restricted to spending less than €80 million, or £57 million, on transfers in the next window by Financial Fair Play according to French journalist Dominique Severac – but UEFA have confirmed they are relaxing the rules on FFP. With Di Maria only arriving at Old Trafford last summer for £59.7 million according to the Daily Telegraph, it could take a similar fee to sign him in the coming months.
Since arriving in Manchester the Argentine hasn’t lived up to the expectations of his big money signing – in 31 appearances he has only scored four goals. However, he has grabbed ten assists, showing some potential to perform once he is properly settled in. Several injuries haven’t allowed the 27-year-old to get a long run of games this season, and that could be what he needs to succeed.
The Ligue 1 champions could be willing to take the winger away, but it would be at the cost of their other business, according to Severac.
He said: “As long we do not know the scope of financial fair play, we can not really look at the transfer market.Everything will be decided by the end of June. I can say that PSG may have a bit more money to recruit. It will not be €60 (£42m) but €80 (£57m) for example.
“If you have a strong backer, suffice it to say that you have the money to deliver a ‘business plan’ which could allow the club to spend a little more.”