Paris Saint Germain have officially pulled out of the race for Angel Di Maria, with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi confirming that they have withdrawn from further negotiations over the transfer of the player.
— FFW (@FrenchFtWeekly) August 7, 2014
The French champions looked the most likely side to capture Di Maria, who had a sensational season for Real Madrid last season. Manchester United have, however, been consistently linked with moves for the Argentinian international, and it now remains to be seen whether they make a concerted effort to sign the player who was one of Europe’s top assist makers last season.
Di Maria is available for transfer, for the right price, after the Spanish giants captured World Cup sensation James Rodriguez from AS Monaco. While Carlo Ancelotti, the club’s manager, is reportedly not keen on selling a player who was key to his side’s capture of La Decima last season, the club’s hierarchy have decided he is surplus to requirements if the right bid comes in.