Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has said he is confident of a positive outcome with regards to Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria's move to the Parc des Princes this summer.
The Argentine international, who had a difficult debut season in the Premier League following his British-record £59.7m ($92.9m) move from Real Madrid, has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer. According to France Football, a deal between the two clubs has already been reached.
The Ligue 1 club's manager had confirmed earlier that there was a possibility of the former Real star signing for PSG, while insisting nothing was official, but Blanc has now gone a step further and admitted that he was quite "positive" regarding Di Maria's arrival in the French capital.
"Regarding Angel di Maria, the case is close to being completed. I am quite positive on this case," the PSG manager is quoted as saying by Goal.
The 27-year-old Champions League winner was supposed to join up with the rest of the United squad on their pre-season tour of the United States on Saturday, 25 July, but failed to do so without the consent of the club.
The Argentine's whereabouts are currently unknown as even Louis van Gaal was unable to explain his absence.
"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 is quoted as saying on United's official site.
However, according to the Guardian, despite the 20-time English champions and PSG being at an advanced stage in their negotiations, it is believed that the two clubs are still to come to an agreement on the transfer fee.
The report claims that the French champions have offered the Red Devils £28.5m ($44.3m) for Di Maria, but the Premier League giants are holding out for a fee closer to the £59.7m they paid to Real Madrid last summer.