United might not want this talented attacker, but PSG is interested in signing him. PSG manager Laurent Blanc has made it known that he is interested in signing Argentine attacker, Angel Di Maria from Manchester United.
PSG have been liberated by the easing of Uefa’s FFP rules and the former France boss is keen on making his squad stronger.
He confesses though that it won’t be easy to make the necessary changes.
Asked by L’Equipe if the Argentine is a player he admires, he replied: “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.”
The coach also dismissed the prospect of Zlatan Ibrahimovic departing, despite reported interest from AC Milan.
“There was never any doubt of him staying! I don’t attach any importance to rumours. For us it was very clear: Ibra was always part of the 2015-2016 squad,” the 49-year-old insisted.
In the midfield, meanwhile, Blanc says Yohan Cabaye, who departed for Crystal Palace, will be replaced and Thiago Motta, whose deal is up next summer, will not be allowed to go without a fight.
“Each departure will be replaced,” he confirmed.
“I want to keep Motta and the club wants to keep him. After that, it’s up to the player.”
Although Uefa’s FFP ruling went in the favour of PSG, Blanc still feels his side are a bit hamstrung by the timing of the announcement.
“The decision has arrived a little late. We had already starting working on several signings. Now, this change has forced us to reflect,” he said.
“Our strategy has been a little upset, but we can catch up.”