Angel di Maria moving to Manchester United this summer is looking increasingly possible now, after Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted that the midfielder could leave the Bernabeu this summer.
United are believed to be lining up a £50 million bid for the Argentina international, who is reportedly set to be offered a five-year deal worth around £200,000-a-week.
And Ancelotti confirmed that the 26-year-old will feature in Los Blancos' clash against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup tonight but revealed that he is not sure whether the player will remain at Real Madrid this summer.
"I don't know what Di Maria has decided," Ancelotti told ESPN. "But I know that he's training and that he could help us in tomorrow's match. Until August 31 it will continue the same way and after that everything will be cleared up and things will return to normal."
Despite the former Benfica man being in top form for both club and country, Los Blancos have been forced to consider his sale to balance their cheque books, following the big-money arrivals of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos from Monaco and Bayern Munich respectively.
However, Ancelotti insists that the former Benfica man is still in his plans for the upcoming season.
"Di Maria is available like all the others. He may or may not start the game and has opportunities, but like everyone else," the manager added.
Meanwhile, new Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says the Red Devils' are more interested in proving themselves to the fans and the club, rather than the critics.
United were thoroughly criticised by former Liverpool forward Steve McManaman (currently working as a pundit for BT Sport) following their 2-1 defeat to Swansea City on the opening day of the new Premier League season.
But the 29-year-old striker insists that McManaman's comments means nothing to him or his teammates.
"We are not out to prove people wrong. We are out to win things for ourselves, the fans and this club," Rooney told the Red Devils' official website.
"We know last season was a disaster. It wasn't good enough. And it's always a bigger story when Manchester United struggle - you are going to get ex-players having their say. We have to accept it and be ready for it."