Paris St Germain have finally confirmed their interest in star winger Angel di Maria. The Manchester United man has been widely linked with an exit at just 12 months after his arrival at Old Trafford. Di Maria is the club record signing at United. Despite starting his life at Old Trafford in the best possible circumstances, his form began suffering in the second half of the campaign.

Towards the end of the season,Di Maria was relegated to being a bit part player in the team. The situation does not seem to have improved even into the pre-season. Manager Louis van Gaal has failed to quell the speculation around Di Maria. In fact, he has stated that the future of the winger still remains uncertain, but he is hoping that he remains at Old Trafford. PSG have been credited as the only club interested in the Argentine. They were interested in signing him even before he moved to Manchester.

Now, though, the French champions are keen on taking advantage of the uncertainty by offering United a substantial transfer fee. Even though it would represent a loss on the £ 60 million that they paid to Real Madrid, United would rather sell him than keep an unhappy player. “Yes. We have our priorities. But to strengthen such a team you must target guys who are at big clubs and who are not easy to prise away. That’s hardest for PSG.Di Maria, he’s good.We have more freedom, but it remains a difficult project for us because we’re not alone in wanting him. When you see the financial power of the English clubs, they are attacking everyone. Competition is very, very tough. Don’t forget, Manchester United paid a fortune to sign him. For us to work effectively, we have to think of other solutions. We must be proactive,” said PSG manager Laurent Blanc.