Angel Di Maria rejects new Real Madrid contract: Carlo Ancelotti stokes Manchester United transfer rumours
Angel Di Maria has rejected a new contract with Real Madrid - stoking rumours of a transfer to Manchester United.
The Argentina winger has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with recent reports suggesting they are willing to spend up to £100million on across the transfer fee and wages.
Now Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Di Maria has said he wants to leave the Spanish club and has rejected the offer of a new contract.
Ancelotti has previously given little away about Di Maria's future but on Thursday confirmed that the 26-year-old has asked to leave the European champions.
"Di Maria asked to go in the summer and has rejected an offer from the club," Ancelotti said at a press conference.
"The player has to look for a solution. If when the (transfer) market closes he's still here, he will work with us like last season and there will be no problem."
Ancelotti, speaking ahead of Friday's Supercopa second leg against Atletico Madrid, added of Di Maria: "He's a Real Madrid player and until August 31, as I've already said, anything can happen.
"I'm surprised to read that there seems to be some disagreement (about Di Maria) between the club and me. There's no disagreement and we both think the same."
Ancelotti also revealed that midfielder Sami Khedira has rejected the offer of a new contract - although the World Cup winner has not said he wants to leave.
Arsenal are reportedly keen on the 27-year-old, who has seen competition for a place in the Madrid midfield increase this summer with the signings of his Germany team-mate Toni Kroos and Colombia star James Rodriguez.
Ancelotti said of Khedira: "It's a different situation to Di Maria. He's not asked to go. He's rejected an offer to renew, but has a year of contract. We'll see what happens."
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