According to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, the Argentine’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain was agreed yesterday – on the same day that the two European giants faced one another in a pre-season friendly in Chicago.
The fee said to have been agreed is €63m (£44.2m) – a £15.5m loss on the British record £59.7m paid for his signature less than 12 months ago.
The di Maria deal agreed with PSG yesterday is for a €63m fee (£44.2m)
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 30, 2015
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Louis van Gaal, the United manager, has been persistently claiming that he doesn’t know why Di Maria did not link up with his team-mates in the States this week – suggesting to the press that the winger has gone AWOL amid the speculation concerning his future.