Manchester United have resigned themselves to losing Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain as the midfielder has reportedly told Louis van Gaal that he is unwilling to continue at Old Trafford after a disappointing first season at the club, according to the Mirror.
The Ligue 1 Champions are set to make a £40m ($62m) bid for the player, significantly less than the £59.7m ($93m) paid by United to Real Madrid last summer, but the club believes that Di Maria's desire to leave puts them in the driver's seat when negotiating the transfer fee.
The Argentine made 10 assists last season, only second to Cesc Fabregas, but his failure to influence games put him back in the pecking order. The report states that talks have been opened between the two parties and should be completed before the end of the transfer window.
Di Maria, who is currently on a break following his exertions in the Copa America, is expected to be back with the squad on 25 July.
Meanwhile, United are tracking Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez and are set to make a £18m ($28m) bid this summer to prise the player to the Premier League. Spanish publication Sport claimed that Chelsea were favourites for his signature, but recent reports suggest that the interest has subsided, giving United a massive boost in their pursuance.
The Red Devils have been extremely busy so far in the transfer window, making four acquisitions until 20 July, including the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and Memphis Depay. However, they are still short in the attacking department, with Wayne Rooney the only senior striker available at the club after the departure of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie.
Van Gaal is set to bring Javier Hernandez, who spent the last season on loan at Real Madrid, back to the club and offer him a new lease to extend his career with the Red Devils.