Manchester United star Angel Di Maria seems to be closing in on a move to Paris Saint-Germain after the Ligue 1 club's manager Laurent Blanc admitted that the Argentine midfielder could sign for them in the coming days.
The Argentine international, who had a difficult debut season in the Premier League, was to join the United squad on Saturday (25 July) for their ongoing pre-season tour of the United States, but he failed to so without informing Louis van Gaal.
The Dutch manager did not offer an explanation for the former Real Madrid star's absence, and it looks likely that he will be offloaded, with France Football reporting that the Red Devils have already reached a €65m (£45.9m, $71.3m) agreement with the French champions over the winger's transfer.
"I have heard that he [Di Maria] is not on the plane so I cannot say anything. He was not on the plane, and Marcos Rojo was also not on the plane. He has passport issues, which I do know. But Di Maria, I do not know why," Van Gaal said, as quoted on United's official site.
PSG are set to face United on Wednesday, 29 July, and Blanc has admitted that Di Maria could sign for them as they are in the market for an offensive player, but was unwilling to confirm the deal.
"There is no official news at this time, although of course there is lots of talk out there," Blanc said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"Of course PSG is out looking in terms of recruiting an offensive player, whether it is Di Maria or somebody else. Of course a coach would like to see somebody like him but there is nothing official at this moment."
"There is a good possibility [he could sign] but there is nothing official. There is an anticipation he is going to come to the US but as to which jersey he is going to wear, we don't know yet."
"If he does make a change hopefully it will be for Paris Saint-Germain. Right now we have to wait because there are two big clubs out there in discussion," the PSG boss added.