Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly prepared to set aside the majority of their transfer budget to land out of favour Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria after failing in their pursuit of the Argentine last summer.
According to French news outlet Le Parisian, the Argentine is a priority signing for the Ligue 1 champions, but – once more – the only significant hurdle they face are UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.
They audaciously claim that without UEFA’s financial regulations, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi would be a PSG player.
With the Red Devils having forked out £59.7m to sign Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, the club will no doubt be looking to recoup most – if not all – of this fee, if they choose to sell in the coming months.
The report suggests that in order to bring the price down, PSG could offer Dutch right-back Gregory Van der Wiel – who is well acquainted with United boss Louis van Gaal from his time as Netherlands manager – as part of a potential swap deal.
Despite a fairly miserable debut campaign at Old Trafford having fallen out of favour under Louis van Gaal since the turn of the year, the former Santiago Bernabeu star’s stock has largely been unaffected given his supporters are more than aware that such quality as this beautifully lofted finish versus Leicester City will return with his confidence.