'Unhappy' Di Maria wants Man U to 'get him out' of Real
Argentina's winger Angel di Maria is reportedly unhappy that he has been overshadowed at Real Madrid and has rushed an SOS to Manchester United to 'get him out of there'.
Di Maria believes he is no longer considered one of Real's famed 'Galacticos' after the arrival of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, as both the new arrivals are guaranteed starring roles alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
And the Argentine's future has been put into serious doubt with Real insiders revealing that the winger, who was man-of-the-match in their Champions League winning side, is now officially the odd man out, the Daily Star reported.
United know that Di Maria is up for a transfer for Real's 45 million pounds asking price and will reportedly get down to business this week to act quickly once new boss Louis van Gaal gives the go ahead.
Paris St Germain are also said to be on full alert but the French club has infuriated Di Maria with the money-no-object club trying to broker a loan deal to get round Financial Fair Play demands after splashing 50 million pounds on Chelsea's David Luiz.
United, on the other hand, won't split hairs over Real's fee and Van Gaal has enough funds at his disposal to negotiate a straight cash deal.
Van Gaal has stressed that he needs time to take a closer look at the squad he inherited from sacked boss David Moyes and once he is done analysing his strengths and weaknesses on the pre-season tour of America the Dutchman will sanction new arrivals.
But Van Gaal has already been reported as saying that his squad wasn't balanced and bringing in Di Maria would be a major boost to restoring United to former greatness.
(Posted on 27-07-2014)