Di Maria To Cost Man United £75m

Manchester United will have to pay a British record transfer fee to sign winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.
Real coach Carlo Ancelotti revealed Di Maria, 26, said goodbye to his team-mates ahead of an impending move.
United have been quoted £75m for the Argentine, though they do not expect the final figure to be so high.
However, senior club sources say the fee will “definitely” eclipse the £50m Chelsea paid Liverpool for striker Fernando Torres in 2011.
The Red Devils last broke the British transfer record when they paid Leeds £29.1m for Rio Ferdinand in 2002.
“Di Maria has not trained with us today and he came in to say goodbye to the players and people at the club,” said Ancelotti on Sunday.
“There is nothing official yet but it is being sorted out. The decision is his and the club has done what it could to keep him here.”
United boss Louis van Gaal is a known admirer of Di Maria, who would become the club’s fourth summer signing.
The Old Trafford club have already bought left-back Luke Shaw, midfielder Ander Herrera and Di Maria’s Argentina team-mate Marcos Rojo for a combined £72m.
Di Maria was named on the 10-man shortlist for the Fifa player of the tournament at this summer’s World Cup, though he injured a thigh in the quarter-final win over Belgium.
He joined Real from Benfica for £36m in 2010, and won La Liga in 2012 and the Champions League last season.
“Personally I don’t like it,” said former Real president Ramon Calderon. “Normally a club who owns the very good players don’t like to sell them.”


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