Angel Di Maria to Manchester United: Argentina winger 'ready to snub' Premier League switch in favour of Champions League football

The Real Madrid winger reportedly wants to play in the Champions League next season, seemingly ruling out a move to Manchester United

Joe Krishnan
Saturday 12 July 2014 18:06
Angel Di Maria is set to snub Manchester United, according to reports.
Angel Di Maria is set to snub Manchester United, according to reports.

Angel Di Maria is ready to spurn the advances of Manchester United as he wants to play Champions League football next season, according to reports.

The 26-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from Real Madrid as the La Liga giants prepare a move for Colombia star James Rodriguez, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain reported to be willing to break the bank to secure his signature.

Speculation has been emanting for weeks about the Argentina winger's future and some reports even suggested he had already agreed personal terms with the Red Devils, with a contract worth £150,000-a-week on offer.

Di Maria, who is set to miss the World Cup final through injury, was initially keen on a move to Old Trafford but appears to have performed a U-turn, with The Mirror claiming he will refuse to join Louis van Gaal's side as they are not in the Champions League next season.

PSG could now follow up their interest for the winger, with Real Madrid prepared to accept an offer of £40 million for the former Benfica midfielder.

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