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Manchester United are set to sign Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria for a fee between £48-55 million, Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague can exclusively reveal.

At long last there is significant movement in the seemingly never ending, ‘Will he stay or will he
go’ saga of Angel di Maria. It now looks certain that he will leave Real Madrid and become a Manchester United player. The final meetings will take place at the beginning of next week.

United will pay between 60-70 million Euros (£48-55m) for the player. More than 60. A great deal for Madrid.

So advanced, in fact, are the negotiations that it has already been agreed that Di Maria will wear the number seven shirt, worn in the
past by no lesser players than David
Beckham, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Bryan Robson.”
Guillem Balague

I can exclusively reveal that, as we speak (Saturday night), football agent Jorge Mendes is on a flight from Singapore – where he has been
putting to bed the purchase of Valencia by Peter Lim – to Europe, with a view to sealing the sale of
Di Maria to United.

So advanced, in fact, are the negotiations that it has already been agreed that Di Maria will wear the
number seven shirt, worn in the past by no lesser players than David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Bryan Robson.

As soon as Di Maria knew of Manchester United’s interest he was very excited about the possibility
of coming to Old Trafford.

At first Paris Saint-Germain showed interest in singing him and said they were prepared to meet his wage demands of 8m Euros a year net but the deal offered by United was much more interesting to him.

Firstly, United is a club with much more prestige throughout Europe, and secondly, it’s a new project where he knows he will be one of the
leaders. Cristiano Ronaldo has also told him some great things about United and has succeeded in
persuading him that it is a good option even though the club is not playing in Europe this season.

He is also very excited about the prospect of working with manager Louis van Gaal and everyone is expecting that the deal will be closed soon.

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