Di Maria was a key factor in the transfer of Mesut Ozil to Arsenal in the summer, after Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti decided the Argentine winger more important to him.

However, since the start of the season, Di Maria has become frustrated with his lack of first team opportunities and since the arrival of Gareth Bale from Tottenham, he feels increasingly undervalued by Ancelotti.

Di Maria, according to Spanish paper El Confidencial, has asked his agent Jorge Mendes to start finding him a new club and negotiations with Monaco are already well under way.

Mendes already has links with Monaco with other players he represents at the club.