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Di Maria not a Bayern target- Guardiola

Manchester United winger, Angel Di Maria. PHOTO/File

MUNICH, July 3- Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola insists he has no interest in working with Angel Di Maria amid talk of his exit from Manchester United.

The Argentina international, who has helped his country reach the Copa America final in Chile, has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford after struggling in his first season in England.

Paris Saint-Germain were keen on signing Di Maria 12 months ago before he decided to join United from Real Madrid, and the Ligue 1 champions could rekindle their interest during the 2015 off-season transfer window after reportedly having their FFP restrictions lifted.

The 27-year-old winger is also a reported target for Bayern as they search for long-term replacements for Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben.

But Guardiola has poured cold water on the rumours, saying: “I never said Di Maria or nothing.

“He is not my desired player. If there is anything to say about him, Matthias Sammer will know it.”