Paris Saint Germain manager Laurent Blanc claims he does not expect any more arrivals at the club this summer, leaving the door open for Manchester United in the race to sign Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria.
Argentina international Di Maria has been made available this summer following the arrivals of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos at the Santiago Bernabeu and has been receptive to the French club's advances given their participation in the Champions League this season.
United are continuing to keep tabs on the player but the 26-year-old appears to be on the verge of a move to Parc de Princes amid reports he had agreed terms with PSG ahead of a move that could cost the club €75m (£60m).
But in addition to the problem of PSG complying with Financial Fair Play regulations – having already been warned to "significantly limit spending" this summer– it would appear their manager Blanc is happy with his current options, providing no notable names leave the club.
"Am I waiting for news on arrivals? Yes, I am waiting for lots of arrivals, our three Brazilians who will arrive on Tuesday, Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Maxwell," Blanc told beIN Sport.
"Our two French internationals Cabaye and Matuidi, who are currently in Paris, and they are working well. And our friend Lavezzi arrives on the 5 August in the morning. We have recruited quality players (David Luiz and Serge Aurier). There will be a third eventually if we have a departure."
Latest reports suggest PSG are attempting to appease FFP by paying €10m up front to take Di Maria 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.
While the 26-year-old already has an agreement in place with PSG's Qatari owners, Real's reluctance to accept the offer threatens to derail the move.
Di Maria remains crucial to Carlo Ancelotti's system at the Bernabeu and his sublime performances for the club last season, highlighted by his integral role in the club's Champions League triumph, ensure the Italian coach is desperate to retain him.
But, as was the case last season following the arrival of Gareth Bale and Isco, the Real Madrid board consider the former Benfica star to be a dispensable figure, particularly given the staggering transfer fee he could fetch.
While the Ligue 1 champions are prepared to meet Real's valuation, the current stand off between the two clubs could allow United to capitalise, with van Gaal reportedly an admirer of the versatile Argentine.