PICTURE: Di Maria misses Madrid training as move to United edges closer

Manchester United & Louis van Gaal are reportedly on the verge of signing winger Angel di Maria from Real Madrid in a transfer recording £53million fee, a move that seemingly is getting closer as Di Maria is no longer training with Real Madrid.

The 26-year-old Argentinean asked to leave Real Madrid last week and has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, it was thought that PSG would be the club to bid the most for Di Maria, but after a review of their financial fair play spending they decided that offering a bumper transfer fee for Di Maria was not for them.

Leaks came out of Old Trafford sources on Saturday evening that United are set to sign Di Maria, as soon as Tuesday afternoon, to join up with fellow Argentinean and new signing Marcos Rojo.

A fantastic signing if we can secure his signature in the coming week before the transfer window closes. Yes, many say it is a lot of money, but he is just what Manchester United need. It is reported also that Di Maria will not be the only incoming player this week, with Louis van Gaal targeting a further two arrivals.

Pictured below, Real Madrid’s training on Sunday morning, without Angel Di Maria.