Old Trafford side continue to pursue Bernabeu star.
Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal is clearly keen to land Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria with the Daily Star claiming that Man United are lining up a club record £45m bid for the Argentine international.
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Given that Real Madrid have spent big money to bring in James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos from AS Monaco and Bayern Munich respectively there is perhaps a possibility that a big money move for the 26 year old Bernabeu star would succeed as the Spanish giants look to balance the books.
Di Maria enjoyed a successful campaign last term, finishing the season as Real Madrid’s leading assist maker, but the former Benfica man was already beginning to adopt a more limited role following the arrival of Gareth Bale and Rodriguez’s move to the La Liga side would probably lead to Carlo Ancelotti having to further curtail his role and as such could be tempted by a fresh challenge in the Premier League.
Van Gaal may well look to offload the likes of Nani, Ashley Young and Luis Antonio Valencia, all of whom have struggled for form over the past year, with di Maria being a big improvement on the faltering trio.
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