The 27-year-old is about to linkup with the Red Devils on their Stateside pre-season tour after taking part in the Copa America, and the French side are also in the country. However, the Ligue 1 champions expect the Argentina international to be leaving America with them rather than the Old Trafford outfit.
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A £45.9 million deal for the forward has been agreed by the Parisians. This is a big drop from the £59.7 million that United paid for the player last summer, and reflects how unsettled he must have become in England. A break-in to his home during last season is thought to have made it particularly hard to live in the country.
As a result it seems that Louis van Gaal is willing to let the forward leave despite looking good at times last season in the team. He managed ten assists and four goals for United, but dropped in and out of form throughout the campaign. Ashley Young had been playing ahead of him by the end of the campaign, perhaps acting as a precursor to this move.
According to the Mirror, the Red Devils will be looking at Barcelona ace Pedro to replace the winger.