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Manchester United have agreed a British record
transfer fee of £59.7m to sign Real Madrid winger
Angel Di Maria.
The Argentina international, 26, is in Manchester and
will have a medical on Tuesday morning, after which
the move – which will take United’s summer spending
to £132m – will be confirmed.
He could make his debut away to Burnley in the
Premier League on Saturday.
The fee will eclipse the £50m Chelsea paid Liverpool
for striker Fernando Torres in 2011.United last broke
the British transfer record when they paid Leeds
£29.1m for Rio Ferdinand in 2002.
The Old Trafford club have already bought left-back
Luke Shaw, midfielder Ander Herrera and Di Maria’s
Argentina team-mate Marcos Rojo for a combined
£72m this summer.
“Di Maria has not trained with us today and he came
in to say goodbye to the players and people at the
club,” said Real boss Carlo Ancelotti on Sunday.