Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria edges closer to Manchester United exit as agent opens talks with PSGGetty

Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Angel Di Maria will join the squad for the end of their pre-season training in the US, amid talk of an imminent move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Dutchman refused to fuel any transfer rumours that are being dallied around in the media and insisted that the Argentine will not play an active part in the next few games as he is yet to get back into full fitness after taking some time off after the Copa America fixtures.

The Telegraph reports that PSG are set to make a £45m ($70m) bid for the player which is likely to be seriously considered by United, who are resigned to the idea of losing the former Real Madrid star this summer.

Van Gaal has been very active in the transfer window this season, making four astute signings in the form of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and Memphis Depay.

"I expect him [Di Maria] tomorrow, because we have communicated that and they have responded on that," said Van Gaal, as quoted by the Mirror.

"I am not answering questions about transfers or the process.

"He [Di Maria] cannot play in the game, because we have to build him up.

"When you come out of your holidays you cannot play immediately a game, so that is out of the question."

With Di Maria's move looking likely, he has also stepped up his interest in signing Barcelona winger Pedro, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Red Devils are set to activate his £22m ($34m) release clause this summer. However, Van Gaal refused to accept or deny any transfer rumours.

"It is not so difficult [dealing with transfer rumours] because I never answer the questions, because I can't," the United manager said.

"I want to answer them but it's not good for Manchester United, for the players and for me.

"Every word I speak about players who are in the [transfer] process is one word too much, because I have read a lot of interesting players that Manchester United should buy, but it's not true of every player," he continued.