It has been revealed that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is keen to use Angel di Maria as bait to land PSG striker Edinson Cavani.
The Daily Star Sunday claims that Barcelona have been linked with the ex-Real Madrid star, while French champions PSG and German giants Bayern Munich re long-term admirers.
But the United board do not want to sell Di Maria, 27, to either Barcelona or Bayern amid fears he will prove an instant hit for their rivals.
Although he could be equally successful at PSG that would not be such a problem – as long as Louis van Gaal’s men land £50m-rated Cavani in return.
United would favour a straight swap for the two stars.