Home > Sport > Football
Thursday August 7, 2014 MYT 8:20:17 PM
Thursday August 7, 2014 MYT 8:21:04 PM
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain have ended talks with Real Madrid on buying Angel Di Maria because the Argentina midfielder is too expensive, the president of the Ligue 1 champions was quoted as saying on Thursday.
PSG had discussed a bid for Di Maria, whom Spanish media have reported has a price tag of around 75 million euros (59.58 million pounds), with European champions Real, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told reporters at the presentation of new signing David Luiz, according to French media.
"But it was too expensive and we ended the talks," he added.
Di Maria, who shone for Argentina at the World Cup before picking up an injury in the last-eight game against Belgium that ruled him out of the semi-final and final, returned to training with Real on Tuesday.
The club have not officially confirmed they are looking to sell the player and coach Carlo Ancelotti has said he is counting on the 26-year-old for the coming season.
Di Maria joined Real from Benfica in 2010 and was a key performer last term when the club won a record-extending 10th European crown and the King's Cup.
He was voted man of the match in the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.
(Writing by Iain Rogers, editing by Justin Palmer)
Saints boss happy with fixture glut
Liverpool boss Rodgers backs forgotten man Borini
Former Real forward Raul joins New York Cosmos
Celtic winger Tonev banned for seven matches for racial abuse
Nigeria set to avoid FIFA suspension after court case is dropped
Eto'o can help Lukaku bloom, says Everton hero Latchford
Ferry jumper in stable state
Situation in Syria is 'appalling,' getting worse - U.N.
After My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way is learning to let go
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)