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Di Maria on brink of Man Utd move


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By Stephen Donovan

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria has arrived at Manchester United’s training ground to undergo a medical with the club after a £59.7m fee was agreed on Monday, the Daily Mail has reported.


Angel Di Maria


The deal could eventually be worth as much as £75m due to add-ons, but even without them it would break the British transfer record, which currently stands at £50m, for the deal which saw Fernando Torres leave Liverpool to join Chelsea in January 2011.


It would also see the Red Devils become the biggest spenders in Europe over the summer, having previously splashed out on Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo.


The Argentine, who was forced to miss the World Cup final defeat against Germany in July due to injury, said his goodbyes to his Real Madrid teammates at the weekend, with their manager Carlo Ancelotti admitting on Sunday that he was set to leave.


He will now earn wages of £200,000 per week, second only to captain Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford, and has been tempted to move despite United not being involved in the Champions League or the Europa League this season, with Di Maria having helped Real Madrid become European champions for a 10th time back in May.


Man Utd will now hope to complete the transfer later on Tuesday, as they look to add to a squad that finished a hugely disappointing seventh in the Premier League last season, and has only taken a single point from their opening two fixtures this time around.


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