Angel Di Maria to PSG: Laurent Blanc admits he is still interested in the £59.7m Manchester United winger

Blanc admits it will not be easy for the club to sign him

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Paris Saint-Germain head coach Laurent Blanc has admitted that the Ligue 1 club are interested in Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria.

However, the former United defender has admitted that it will be difficult to bring the Argentinian to Paris because of the high fee he would likely to attract.

Di Maria struggled at Old Trafford after a bright start to his career in England, failing to make it into Louis van Gaal's starting XI in the final three months of the season.

The 27-year-old almost moved to PSG last summer before agreeing a move to United, but the French club were unable to afford him because of Financial Fair Play restrictions and the earlier £50milllion move for David Luiz.

PSG have reportedly remained interested in the British record signing, with Blanc telling L’Equipe that he is still interested in the £59.7m British-record signing.

“Yes. We have our priorities,” he said.

“But to strengthen such a team you must target guys who are at big clubs and who are not easy to prise away. That’s hardest for PSG.

“Di Maria, he’s good. We have more freedom, but it remains a difficult project for us because we’re not alone in wanting him.

“When you see the financial power of the English clubs, they are attacking everyone. Competition is very, very tough.

“Don’t forget, Manchester United paid a fortune to sign him.

“For us to work effectively, we have to think of other solutions. We must be proactive.”