French champions Paris Saint-Germain have decided not to continue their interest in Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria. The club has been linked with the Argentine all summer, but, according to club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, they will not meet the transfer fee that Real Madrid are looking for.
Earlier this week it was reported Di Maria's agent had met with Madrid president Florentino Perez about a possible move away from the club as well as the possible arrival of, Monaco ace, Falcao. The original proposal was believed to have been a one-year loan deal to PSG. However, it now looks like Madrid only wants to sell Di Maria. Sources close to the deal report Madrid is asking for €60 million, which coincidentally is the exact figure PSG was fined as punishment for violating the Financial Fair Play rules.
PSG has already signed David Luiz from Chelsea for €50m and when the defender was presented to fans and media, Al-Khelaifi addressed the question of Di Maria's transfer. "We talked to [Real president] Florentino Perez, but Angel Di Maria is too expensive. We have ended talks." Di Maria has also been linked with English Premier League side Manchester United and PSG's unwillingness to pay his transfer fee may open the door for Louis van Gaal's side.
Meanwhile PSG seems willing to let one or two players leave the club this summer, which would allow the club to buy new players. Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi are both rumored to be on the chopping block. It looks like PSG could re-ignite its interest in Di Maria, if the club can sell Cavani to Chelsea or Manchester United. If PSG can offload Cavani, there could be a domino effect of big player moves before the transfer window closes.