Edinson Cavani Uruguay Angel Di Maria PSG
Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria could be involved in a swap dealReuters

Manchester United manager is willing to let Angel Di Maria depart for PSG, but on one condition – the Ligue 1 champions give Edinson Cavani in return.

Di Maria's future has been up in the air since the end of last season, with the Argentinian reportedly not quite settling in to life in Manchester.

The 27-year-old, who completed a British record £60milion transfer from Real Madrid last summer, tailed-off in terms of form last season, with Louis Van Gaal consigning the midfielder to the bench.

There was an attempted burglary at Di Maria's home in Manchester earlier this year, which forced his family to move into an hotel, and according to The Guardian, the player has told Van Gaal he would like to make a move to PSG this summer.

Van Gaal wants to keep Di Maria for another season at least, but if the position becomes untenable, the club will ask PSG to involve Cavani in any deal that will see the Argentinian leave for France.

Asked about the future of Di Maria, Van Gaal did not sound a 100% confident of his player staying at Old Trafford.

"We shall see, because in football it is a process," Van Gaal was quoted by the Mirror when asked if Di Maria would be a Manchester United player at the start of the new season. "It is not clear in one day.

"It is a process for Angel Di Maria. It is a process for Manchester United.

"But I count on him because he is a member of Manchester United and he said he shall come to join us on July 25."

Di Maria is currently on holiday having been involved with the Argentina team in the Copa America, and any move, if at all, is likely to happen only towards the end of the transfer window.

Having shelled out such a high amount for Di Maria, Manchester United will not want to make too much of a loss – if any at all – if they decide to sell the midfielder.

Cavani has been tipped for a move away from PSG for quite a while, with the striker far from happy at having to play second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. PSG, however, have repeatedly said Cavani is not for sale, but if letting the Uruguay international leave to Old Trafford is the only way to seal a move for Di Maria, they might change their mind.

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