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Di Maria a target for PSG- Blanc

Manchester United winger, Angel Di Maria. PHOTO/File
Manchester United winger, Angel Di Maria. PHOTO/File

LONDON, July 13- Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has confirmed that Angel Di Maria is still wanted by the Ligue 1 champions.

The Argentina international was a target for PSG during the 2014 off-season transfer window, but they lost out to Manchester United as a result of Financial Fair Play restrictions.

United set a new British transfer record when they signed Di Maria from Real Madrid in a £59.7 million deal, but he has since been linked with a departure from Old Trafford after a disappointing debut season in England.

The Parisians have retained an interest in the 27-year-old winger, though, and they are free to pursue a move for him after UEFA lifted their sanctions on the French club.

Blanc admitted that Di Maria is on their radar, but said a transfer may prove difficult due to fierce competition for his prized signature.

He told L’Equipe: “We have our priorities but to strengthen such a team you must target guys who are at big clubs and who are not easy to prise away. That’s hardest for PSG.

“Di Maria, he’s good. We have more freedom, but it remains a difficult project for us because we’re not alone in wanting him. When you see the financial power of the English clubs, they are attacking everyone. Competition is very, very tough.

“Don’t forget, Manchester United paid a fortune to sign him. For us to work effectively, we have to think of other solutions. We must be proactive.”