Real Madrid is attempting to squeeze some extra millions out of Manchester United over the signing of Angel di Maria. The Daily Mail says United are desperate for new players and they were in discussions with the Spanish giants over the details of the 26-year-old's transfer, with Real trying to edge a proposed £68million transfer closer to the £75m mark at the last minute.

However, both clubs have a firm desire to get the deal done and Di Maria has already said his goodbyes at the Bernabeu.

United thought they had agreed a deal with Real for Di Maria on Saturday night, with the European champions accepting a £60m down-payment with a further £8m to add on depending on Di Maria's success at Old Trafford.

However, Real were on Sunday trying to move that fee higher in a game of brinkmanship that both sides - and Di Maria himself - hope will not scupper the deal.

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