Manchester United move closer to Di Maria transfer

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Angel Di Maria could soon be announced as a Manchester United player as The Metro report that a deal looks close. It is thought the contract could be worth around £150,000-a-week.

Di Maria has been one of the standout players in domestic world football over the past 6/7 months and was key in Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey and Champions League successes. Louis Van Gaal is believed to have made the Argentine one of his top targets this summer following the arrivals of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera.

Di Maria has struggled so far in the World Cup and despite his goal against Switzerland in the Last 16 appeared to be struggling. It will be a race against time to see if he significantly recovers from a hamstring injury picked up against Belgium to play in the final against Germany on Sunday.

Real Madrid are understood to seek a fee of £40m for the winger who played 34 games in La Liga last season, even after being told by Carlo Ancelotti his time in the Spanish capital was coming to a close.

This would be an exciting deal for the Red Devils and their new boss Louis Van Gaal who will be charged with returning Manchester United back to the Champions League after a season of disappointment of David Moyes. Di Maria would certainly strike fear into some of his Premier League opposition!