How Juventus aim to trump any United bid for di Maria

Angel Di Maria for Argentina against Brazil

Manchester United could miss out on Real Madrid and Argentina star attacker should Serie A side attempt to pull off MARCA reported bid.

The potential sale of Angel di Maria has alerted multiple clubs to the Real Madrid attacker's supposed availability with Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all interested according to the mainstream press.

Valued at £40 million recently by the Daily Star, it is in fact believed that the Los Blancos outfit would demand in excess of their current transfer fee received record - which stands at £42.4 million; the sum Arsenal paid to sign Mesut Ozil last summer.

Considering United's proactive approach to the summer transfer window, with the acquisitions of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera already completed, the club may be willing to lodge the funds Real desire, however, the Old Lady of Serie A, Juventus, are reportedly offering something else - something United can't.

  NationTouch /AppCross AccPass /AppChance Created /AppAssistShot AccGoalAppMin
Di Maria Argentina 82.8 29.8% 48.4 2.2 0 37.5 1 5 422

According to MARCA, Juventus would be willing to enter into a player-swap discussion with the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu side, such is their intent on bringing di Maria to Turin.

Quoting L'Equipe, MARCA write that Juventus would be keen on including coveted midfielder Paul Pogba, who used to represent United, in any di Maria deal as the Frenchman is yet to talk positively about extending his Juve contract beyond it's 2016 expiration, leaving the club pondering the merits of a big-money sale.

di Maria may be surplus to requirements at Madrid due to the anticipated introductions of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez to the Real roster.

Juventus are also interested in signing Alvaro Morata.

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