So where exactly is Angel Di Maria?
This is the question apparently running through the mind of Louis van Gaal, the Manchester United manager, as the Argentine still hasn’t reported for duty with the Premier League giants.
The Dutchman revealed last week that Di Maria had not linked up with his Red Devils team-mates after not getting on the plane to the States – for reasons unknown to LVG.
And he is STILL missing:
“Maybe you know where he is. I don’t know,” van Gaal was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying on Thursday morning.
SPOTTED: These posters have been found around Manchester today after LVG revealed he doesn’t know where Di Maria is. pic.twitter.com/KRyMDdHf9I
— Alan Brazil (@SportsBreakfast) July 30, 2015
Reports have been heavily suggesting that the 27-year-old is closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain – who beat United 2-0 in a pre-season friendly in the early hours of this morning.
However, with no transfer having yet been completed, it’s bizarre that he isn’t taking part in his current club’s preparations for next season – and even more bizarre that LVG is denying knowing his whereabouts.
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Laurent Blanc, the PSG manager, has suggested that the Ligue 1 heavyweights are ‘close’ to sealing the former Real Madrid star’s signature.
“Manchester United and PSG are two big clubs and negotiations can be difficult, but we are close to the end,” as quoted by Sky Sports.