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Zlatan Ibrahimović feels Paris Saint-Germain do not need to sign Ángel di María from Real Madrid, as Manchester United continue to keep tabs on the Argentine's future.
Following the arrivals of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez at the Santiago Bernabeu, Di María is understood to be receptive to PSG's advances and has reportedly already agreed a move with the club's Qatari owners.
The Ligue 1 champions face a problem in pushing through the move, however, given the strict Financial Fair Play regulations that have already seen the club warned to "significantly limit spending" this summer.
Although a fee of €75m (£59.7m, $100.6m) has been agreed in principle, Ibrahimović feels the club is capable of continuing its dominance of French football and its rise in the Champions League without the Real Madrid star.
"I do not know if we need Di María," Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying by Spanish daily AS. "We have a team that in recent months has added many titles without him."
Reports suggest Louis van Gaal and Manchester United are continuing to monitor the Di María situation, despite his reported agreement with the French giants.
As was the case last summer following the arrival of Gareth Bale and Isco, the Real Madrid board consider the 26 year-old to be a dispensable figure following their latest additions, particularly given the staggering transfer fee he could fetch.
Despite the wishes of manager Carlo Ancelotti, the club have placed the player on the market but PSG's struggles to appease FFP could possibly derail the deal if reports are to be believed.
Latest reports suggest PSG are attempting to avoid further sanctions by paying €10m up front to take Di María on a season-long loan, before paying the remainder of the fee next summer. However, Marca suggest Real are wary of the potential backlash such an arrangement could have on them and are only ready to accept an offer that sees them receive the entire fee up front.
Di María will return to training with Los Blancos on 5 August where his future is expected to be resolved, but the current stalemate between his club and PSG over his fee threatens to prolong the saga.