Jamie Jackson of The Guardian earlier today reported that when asked by the journalist about a potential move to Old Trafford for Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez simply shrugged his shoulders and walked away.
Asked F Perez if any chance of Di Maria to Utd. He shrugged and walked off…
— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) August 1, 2014
This will only help fuel speculation that the Argentinian international is on the cusp of making the switch from the Santiago Bernabeu to Manchester.
His reported sale from Real Madrid comes despite Di Maria having an exceptional season last year, becoming a lynchpin as Madrid won La Decima, the tenth European Cup in their history, a prize that has eluded them for some time.
Carlo Ancelotti also came to see Di Maria as key, but with the addition of World Cup star James Rodriguez, the club hierarchy have seemingly decided that Di Maria is surplus to requirements. Real have also added Toni Kroos this summer, further complicating the midfield selection process.
Today’s actions are the closest indication yet that there is firm interest on either side in a move.