Angel di Maria dropped from Madrid squad, Manchester United transfer likely – report

by Sam Peoples

Reports of an impending exit for Angel di Maria from Real Madrid have gathered pace following Carlo Ancelotti’s admission the Argentinian handed in a transfer request.

Now, Cadena COPE are reporting what would be a major development in the Di Maria story by suggesting he is to be left out of Madrid’s squad for the second leg of the Super Cup against Atletico Madrid and name United as the most likely destination for him.

Madrid have named Di Maria in the 22 man squad for the Super Cup semi-final, so COPE’s claims are in relation to Di Maria not being involved at all in the match day squad rather than the travelling squad.

Di Maria’s featured from the bench in the first leg 1-1 draw and his absence from the squad would be as big an indication as you’re likely to get that something is going on behind the scenes with regards to his future.

Madrid take on Atletico tonight in the Super Cup second leg and if Di Maria is indeed left out of the squad entirely, there could soon be more developments with regards to his future.

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