Man Utd may trade in Angel Di Maria for Ezequiel Lavezzi

Paris St Germain are keen to sign di Maria, and Man Utd may let him go if they can get their hands on striker Lavezzi

Ezequiel Lavezzi of Paris Saint-Germain
(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Are PSG making eyes at Angel Di Maria and might that prompt Man United to cut a deal with the French champions? Transfer Talk has the lowdown on the latest gossip.

•ŸŸ Could Angel Di Maria be used as bait by Manchester United in their bid to land Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi? That's the claim made by the Daily Star with the paper describing the possibility of "a stunning swap deal" taking place at the end of the season. Citing sources in Spain, the Star says that United boss Louis van Gaal is a big admirer of the Argentine striker and has his heart set on bringing him to Old Trafford. It's reported that PSG like the look of Di Maria and are willing to trade in the summer although the deal would "require the French champions to fork out an additional £40m" to get their hands on the 27-year-old South American. The Star says that figure isn't a hindrance to the wealthy Parisians but warns United that Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool are both keen on Lavezzi and might yet table big money bids.

•ŸŸ Citing reports in Holland, Talksport says that Dutch outfit Feyenoord have "stepped up their interest" in Manchester City striker John Guidetti. The 22-year-old is currently on loan with Celtic and his 13 goals in 26 matches have come to the attention of Feyenoord. According to Talksport Celtic would like to extend the Swede's loan to something more permanent in the summer but now it appears that Feyenoord want to sign Guidetti with their technical director Martin van Geel already "working on a deal" with Manchester City.

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•ŸŸ Still with the Sky Blues and Metro says that City's young frontman Marcos Lopes is "wanted at Lille for another season" after impressing in his debut season with the French side. The 19-year-old Portuguese ace has bagged three goals since being farmed out by City and Lille are interested in extending his contract for another season. Apparently the Premier League champions are considering the request but have made it clear they see Lopes as one for the future and will not countenance a permanent sale.

•ŸŸ Spurs intend to sell Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor in order to finance a move for Lyon hitman Alexandre Lacazette. The Daily Express says that the French international, who in the past has been linked with Liverpool, has come to the attention of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is eager to sign a top-class striker to ease some of the pressure on young Harry Kane. Citing French paper Le Progress as its source, the Express says Tottenham are "willing to part ways" with Soldado and Adebayor in the summer if it means raising the cash to buy Lacazette from Lyon.

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Bill Mann is a football correspondent for The, scouring the world's football press daily for the popular Transfer Talk column.