Angel Di Maria to PSG: When the deal for Manchester United winger could be agreed

The clubs play each other in America on 30 July

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Manchester United manger Louis van Gaal said yesterday that he was uncertain about Angel Di Maria's future, with Paris Saint-Germain interested.

Van Gaal did add that Di Maria would fly out to America to join up with his United team-mates on their pre-season tour on 25 July - five days before United face PSG over in Chicago.

Could this be when the details are thrashed out over the reported £43m move before the 30 July game at Soldier Field?

Di Maria struggled at Old Trafford after a bright start to his career in England, failing to make it into 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.

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Di Maria has been given an extended holiday until 25 July after reaching the final of the Copa America with Argentina, which they lost on penalties to Chile.

"We shall see," Van Gaal said when asked whether Di Maria would stay.

"In football, it is a process. It's a process for Di Maria and Man Utd. We shall see.

"But he is still a member of United and he said he will come out on July 25."

PSG manager Laurent Blanc said last week when asked about a potential Di Maria transfer: "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.”

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