Sunday, 24th August, 2014

Manchester United will break the British transfer record, currently held by Fernando Torres, when they sign Angel di Maria from Real Madrid.

Di Maria is quickly closing on a move to Manchester United, with Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti having confirmed earlier today that the winger is on the verge of sealing a transfer and has already said goodbye to his team-mates.

Manchester United are expected to pay a big, big fee to sign Di Maria, with club officials having admitted to the BBC that the total amount will be in excess of the £50m Liverpool banked from selling Torres to Chelsea in 2011.

Manchester United last broke the British transfer record in 2002, when they paid Leeds United a fee of £29.1m to sign Rio Ferdinand.


The Red Devils have already splashed the cash this summer, signing Luke Shaw from Southampton for around £27m, Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao for around £30m and Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for £16m.


Di Maria starred for Argentina at this summer's World Cup, but told Real Madrid recently that he wants to leave the Bernabeu.

The 26-year-old joined the Spanish giants in 2010 from Benfica.

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