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PSG President: Di Maria Wanted To Join Us

Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has claimed Angel Di Maria wanted to move to the French giants before joining Manchester United.

Al-Khelaifi insists his club was the Argentine’s first choice, but the Ligue 1 side were unwilling to meet Real Madrid’s asking price.

"Di Maria wanted to come to Paris but even without FFP (Financial Fair Play), we wouldn't have signed him," he told Le Parisien.

Al-Khelaifi also insisted that adhering to Financial Fair Play rules didn’t influence the signing of Di Maria, but he blasted UEFA and Michel Platini over the ‘unfair’ financial regulations.

"I do not know if Michel Platini wants to kill French football, but FFP is not fair," the Qatari added.

"It is very difficult to understand. The big clubs stay big and small clubs remain small.

"We respect the rules but want to discuss it with Uefa in October to try to change the rules a little.

"Otherwise investors will not come in football; they will go to other sports such as Formula 1."

Di Maria ended up joining Manchester United for a new British transfer record of £59.7 million.

Do you think PSG would have signed Angel Di Maria, if they didn’t have to abide to FFP? Have your say in the comment section below.

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