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Blanc: Di Maria move difficult

Laurent Blanc admits that Paris St Germain look unable to move for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria because of the financial implications.

Carlo Ancelotti has already confirmed Di Maria has asked to leave Madrid this summer amid strong links to both PSG and Manchester United.

The 26-year-old, who joined from Benfica in 2010, has four years remaining on his current deal at the Bernabeu and it is thought it would cost over 50million to secure his services.

PSG were fined back in May for breaching FFP rules and Blanc says although he would be interested, signing Di Maria would prove difficult having already spent substantially on David Luiz and Serge Aurier this summer.

"With large players like Di Maria, there are a lot of clubs behind him certainly," he told L'Equipe.

"PSG cannot do what he wants in terms of recruitment (because of financial fair play). This is a difficult issue, the president has confirmed to me."

Di Maria has turned down the offer of a new contract with Madrid and is keen on an exit, but Ancelotti is still open to the idea of keeping hold of him.

Ancelotti said: "Di Maria asked to go in the summer and has rejected an offer from the club, The player has to look for a solution.

"If when the transfer market closes he's still here, he will work with us like last season and there will be no problem."