Real Madrid are encouraging Manchester United to bid for Angel di Maria. The Daily Express says United boss Louis Van Gaal is keen on bringing the £40million-rated winger to Old Trafford.

And after Real Madrid's £63m capture of World Cup star James Rodriguez from Monaco, Di Maria has been made available for transfer.

United could firm up their interest in the 26-year-old after their two-week pre-season tour of the USA.

Van Gaal wants to asses his squad during the tour, which kicks off tonight against LA Galaxy.

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