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Angel Di María, Manchester United Target, Asks To Leave Real Madrid

21/08/2014 12:39 BST | Updated 21/08/2014 12:59 BST

Angel di María, coveted by Manchester United, has asked to leave Real Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.

Di María, Real's man of the match in the Champions League final, has been marginalised by the £83 million arrivals of James Rodríguez and Toni Kroos in the summer despite enjoying arguably his best season at the Bernabéu.

United manager Louis van Gaal deliberately named Di María when he lamented United's dearth of quality wingers earlier this month, and after Paris Saint-Germain ended their interest in the Argentine winger, United have received a further boost.

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Di María came on as a substitute in Real's draw with Atléti

"If Di María doesn't find a solution for his future, we would be happy to welcome him back once the transfer market is over," Ancelotti said ahead of Real's Supercopa second leg with Atlético Madrid.

"He asked to leave. He didn't accept the proposal for the renewal of the contract."

Sami Khedira, who joined Real at the same time as Di María in 2010, could also leave.

"He has a year left on his contract," Ancelotti added of the German World Cup winner, "but he refused the extension the club offered."

Khedira and Di María, as well as Mesut Özil, were championed as Real's 2010 Galácticos but the club's commitment to marquee buys pushed the trio to the periphery.