The Daily Mail says United are desperate for new players and they were in discussions with the Spanish giants over the details of the 26-year-old’s transfer, with Real trying to edge a proposed £68million transfer closer to the £75m mark at the last minute.
However, both clubs have a firm desire to get the deal done and Di Maria has already said his goodbyes at the Bernabeu.
United thought they had agreed a deal with Real for Di Maria on Saturday night, with the European champions accepting a £60m down-payment with a further £8m to add on depending on Di Maria’s success at Old Trafford.
However, Real were on Sunday trying to move that fee higher in a game of brinkmanship that both sides — and Di Maria himself — hope will not scupper the deal.
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