The Champions League winner has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bernabeu this summer after the Spanish giants signed Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich.

United are understood to be in the driving seat in the race for the 26-year-old, after PSG bosses pulled out due to the price needed to land the winger.

The French champs have been struggling to deal with sanctions imposed on them by FIFA's Financial Fair Play regulations and it appears they haven't been able top overcome them.

Al Khelaifi said: "We discussed Angel di Maria with Real Madrid.