It is hard not to feel some sympathy for Argentinian midfielder Angel Di Maria.
He was Real Madrid’s most influential performer against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final last May, helping the club to become champions of Europe for a record 10th time.
However, he has returned from an impressive World Cup to find he might no longer have a starting position in the Madrid side this season.
The signings of Toni Kroos and particularly James Rodriguez could drastically limit Di Maria’s playing time.
As Nicholas Rigg in The Independent reports, Paris Saint-Germain could now offer an escape route to Di Maria this month.
The deal would make sense as Madrid seek to recoup some of the estimated £85 million they have spent on Rodriguez and Kroos, while the French champions are keen to add more attacking options for their renewed assault on the Champions League.