Incoming Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is chasing Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria.

The People says Pellegrini takes charge of Manchester City this week and will ask Etihad chiefs to sanction a move for £30million Real Madrid star Di Maria.

Pellegrini loves wingers and has ­already given the thumbs-up to the arrival of Sevilla wideman Jesus Navas.

Now Pellegrini has made Di Maria - highly rated at the Bernabeu - his next target as City prepare to break the bank to win back the Premier League title.