Angel Di Maria has told Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal he wants to join Paris Saint-Germain to end his Old Trafford nightmare.

The French club are finalising a deal worth around £45 million to snap up the Argentinian international who 12 months ago was feted as United’s £59.7 million British record buy.

But as revealed in Sunday Express Sport on March 8th (back page lead) Di Maria has been looking for a quick exit after the former Real Madrid star and his family were left traumatised by a break in at their Cheshire home.

They were given 24 hour security surveillance by United in the hope that Di Maria and his entourage could settle.