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Ancelotti admits Di Maria could leave Madrid

ESPN staff
August 19, 2014
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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti admits Angel di Maria could leave the club - news that has put Manchester United on high alert.

Reports suggest United are preparing to spend up to £100 million on Di Maria - a £50m transfer fee and around £200,000-a-week wages on a five-year deal. Di Maria has also been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

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Di Maria will feature for Madrid on Tuesday against city rivals Atletico in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup at the Bernabeu, but Ancelotti has revealed he does not know where Di Maria's future will be when the summer transfer window closes on September 1.

"I don't know what Di Maria has decided," Ancelotti said. "But I know that he's training and that he could help us in tomorrow's match. Until August 31 it will continue the same way and after that everything will be cleared up and things will return to normal."

Madrid have already spent around £85m to bring in James Rodriguez, the top scorer at this summer's World Cup, and Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich.

Ancelotti, though, still sees Di Maria as part of his plans, regardless of the speculation surrounding his future.

"Di Maria is available like all the others. He may or may not start the game and has opportunities, but like everyone else," he said.

"What I won't do is put out the same team in both legs. One team will play tomorrow and on Friday I will change it a little."

Angel di Maria has also been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain © Getty Images
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