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'Impossible to shut up Blatter'

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 By PA Sport
Aug 18, 2014

Ancelotti coy on Di Maria future

Carlo Ancelotti has refused to be drawn on the future of Angel Di Maria only confirming that the Argentinian is available Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup match against Atletico.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he does not know whether Angel Di Maria wants to leave the Champions League holders, but is ready to play the winger in Tuesday's Spanish Supercopa first leg against Atletico Madrid.

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Di Maria's future has been the source of much speculation this summer with Madrid having spent around 85 million pounds to bring in World Cup stars James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos to bolster their midfield options.

Manchester United have regularly been linked with a big-money move for the 26-year-old, and fresh media reports on Monday suggested the Red Devils were willing to spend up to 100 million pounds on transfer fees and wages to take Di Maria to Old Trafford.

ALL-TIME HIGHEST TRANSFER FEES

1) £85m Gareth Bale -- Tottenham to Real Madrid, Sept. 2013

2) £80m Cristiano Ronaldo -- Man Utd to Real Madrid, June 2009

3) £75m Luis Suarez -- Liverpool to Barcelona, July 2014

4) £71m James Rodriguez -- Monaco to Real Madrid, July 2014

5) £59.7m Angel Di Maria -- Real Madrid to Man Utd, August 2014

6) £56m Kaka -- AC Milan to Real Madrid, June 2009

Ancelotti was again asked about the former Benfica forward's future on Monday ahead of the derby with Atletico, but, not for the first time, the Italian was giving little away -- save for the fact that the Argentina international could play on Tuesday.

"I don't want to enter into this theme so I don't lose focus on tomorrow's game," he said. "Di Maria is available like all the others. He may or may not start the game and has opportunities, but like everyone else.

"What I won't do is put out the same team in both legs. One team will play tomorrow and on Friday I will change it a little.

"I don't know what Di Maria has decided. But I know that he's training and that he could help us in tomorrow's match. Until Aug. 31 it will continue the same way and after that everything will be cleared up and things will return to normal.''

Information from the Press Association was used for this article.

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