24 August 2014 13:35
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Angel Di Maria has “said his goodbyes” ahead of a likely move to Manchester United.
The Argentina international has been heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford in recent weeks and was left out of the Real squad for Friday’s Supercopa de Espana second leg against Atletico Madrid.
Paris Saint-Germain are also among Di Maria’s potential suitors, but Financial Fair Play restrictions appear to have halted their plans to bring him to the French capital.
However, the 26-year-old’s departure now appears to be imminent.
“Angel Di Maria has said his goodbyes,” Ancelotti is quoted as saying by Sport. “It’s not official but the matter is resolved – it was his decision to leave.”
World Cup winner Sami Khedira had also been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, but Ancelotti has insisted the German is going nowhere – at least for the time being.
“He is happy here and he is staying,” he added.
Arsenal had appeared to be among the frontrunners for Khedira’s signature.