Manchester United may have Liverpool to thank if their move for Angel Di Maria goes ahead after a transfer merry go round that will see Luis Suarez at the Bernabeu and Di Maria at Old Trafford.
Real were thought to be interested in Suarez this past summer, but with Liverpool insisting that the striker wouldn’t be sold, the Spanish club pulled the trigger on a record move for winger Gareth Bale.
Real had counted on selling either Di Maria or Mesut Ozil to raise funds for their transfers, with the £42.5m from the sale of Ozil going some way to fund the move for Bale.
Now Marca claim that Real have been offered Luis Suarez for as little as €45m, possibly an attempt to keep the Uruguayan out of Arsenal’s clutches, so could United kill two birds with one stone, bringing in Di Maria and in the process fund Real Madrid’s move for Suarez?
The Daily Star claim the 25 year old winger has been identified as one of David Moyes’ main targets, and the presence of Bale at the Bernabeu still represents a problem for Di Maria as they vie for playing time in Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
With a fee as little as £17m would be certain to pursue the deal, in the process weakening rivals Liverpool.