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Angel Di Maria on verge of Real Madrid exit, says Carlo Ancelotti

Updated: Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 13:01 | Comments

Angel Di Maria scored the winner when Ireland hosted Argentina in August 2010 Angel di Maria has been linked with a move to Manchester United
Angel Di Maria scored the winner when Ireland hosted Argentina in August 2010 Angel di Maria has been linked with a move to Manchester United

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Angel Di Maria is on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted on Sunday.

"Di Maria has not trained with us today and he came in to say goodbye to the players and people at the club," Ancelotti told a news conference in Madrid.             

"We are thankful for what he has done at this club. There is nothing official yet but it is being sorted out. I am very happy with the work that he has done for Madrid but we have the chance to replace him well.

"The decision is his and the club has done what it could to keep him here but he thought differently and so good luck to him."             

Di Maria has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, who travel to Sunderland today in the Premier League (4pm),  and Ancelotti admitted last week that the Argentine had been offered a new deal but instead asked to leave.             

It is believed that he felt under-valued and wanted an improved salary to put him in line with the club's top earners.   

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