United will pay Real Madrid £60million for the Argentina winger.
And they have also agreed to stump up another £7m in add-ons.
The winger wanted to link up at the Etihad with international team-mates Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero.
But City said they weren't interested.
A senior City source confirmed: "We were approached about the possibility of signing Di Maria. he made it clear he wanted to come here. The deal offered was €75million with another €10m in add-ons. But we were not interested in making it happen."
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