Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly beaten Manchester United to the signature of Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria, after making a whooping £60 million bid for the winger.
Despite the Argentine enjoying an excellent campaign at the Bernabeu last season, he has been expected to leave the European Champions following the arrivals of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos from Monaco and Bayern Munich respectively.
United boss Louis van Gaal was believed to be keen on securing the services of the former Benfica man but, according to Spanish publication Marca, Di Maria is now on his way to Paris.
The Red Devils, who also seemed to have missed out on the transfers of Juventus' Arturo Vidal and Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger this summer, will now have to look at other alternatives after being handed another setback.
PSG, meanwhile, will probably sell Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi or Javier Pastore now, to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations, having already splashed £40 million on the transfer of David Luiz.
Elsewhere, United have officially announced the capture of teenage Serbian goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic from FK Vojvodina for an undisclosed fee.
However, the 17-year-old will immediately be loaned back to the Serbian side so that he continues to get first team action.
"FK Vojvodina have confirmed a deal has been finalised with Manchester United for Vanja Milinkovic," read a statement on the Red Devils' website.
United had announced in May that a deal had been agreed with the Serbian side, and now the move is complete but Milinkovic would be loaned back for a season.
Vojvodina club president Zoran Scepanovic also confirmed the deal, saying that the negotiations were completed on Monday.
"After lengthy talks that have taken place over the past month, we have finally completed negotiations on Monday and we can officially inform the public that our young and promising goalkeeper has joined Manchester United," the Red Devils' website quoted Scepanovic.
"He will remain in Vojvodina for the next year, where he will be under the supervision of our experts and coaches from the English football giants, while continuing to train and perform in the jersey of his home club.
"This is an opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the realisation of this transfer. Can I point out Manchester United's very correct attitude."