Angel Di Maria Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid
Angel Di Maria is reportedly close to joining Cristiano Ronaldo's former club Manchester UnitedReuters

As Manchester United confirmed the move for one high-profile target, they could be closing in another much bigger signing with Louis Van Gaal and Ed Woodward seemingly finally making their moves in the transfer market.

Marcos Rojo is set to sign for United after the club confirmed a transfer fee had been agreed with Sporting Lisbon with winger Nani going the other way on loan. While the Rojo signing will see a few sighs of relief amongst the United faithful, they could be in for a bigger gift courtesy a long-standing target.

Angel Di Maria is apparently closing in on a move to Manchester United after Real Madrid apparently gave the midfielder permission to fly to England to hold talks over personal terms, according to the Daily Star and The Sun.

Di Maria has been a long-term target for Manchester United, and Van Gaal himself admitted his admiration for the Argentine recently.

Real Madrid are reportedly demanding £50 million for Di Maria, which United are happy to pay. Real manager Carlo Ancelotti, speaking ahead of his team's first leg Spanish Super Cup tie against Atletico Madrid, admitted the midfielder could leave the Bernabeu before the close of the transfer window.

"I don't know what he has decided," Ancelotti said. "I just know that he's training and ready to play. It will stay the same until 31 August and then we'll see if he stays or goes."

Paris Saint-Germain were the favourites to sign Di Maria, before the French club's president revealed the signing was proving to be too expensive as they look to adhere to the Financial Fair Play guidelines.

Reports from France have suggested PSG could still pull off a loan deal in view of a permanent transfer next summer, so it remains to be seen just where Di Maria lands up in the summer.

Manchester United, no doubt, need quality signings before the transfer window closes, and while Rojo is a step in the right direction, bringing in players of Di Maria's ilk will be a huge boost to the squad's confidence as they look to bounce back from the disappointing opening day English Premier League defeat to Swansea City.

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