Former Real man Angel di Maria who now plays for Ligue 1 champions PSG has reportedly 'called Diego Simeone several times' to offer to play for his former employers' city rival Atletico Madrid.
The £60m plus signing by Man United in 2014 remains an important player for Nigeria's World Cup opponent Argentina. Fixtures against the Super Eagles, Iceland and Croatia in Group D will provide him with the chance to catch Simeone's eye at the World Cup.
Di Maria who many would agree was a flop at Manchester United has had two successful in France with the Parisians but rumours have it that he appears to be seeking a return to the Spanish capital where his countryman Simeone currently manages a club.
With that front trio of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar likely to play more important role under Thomas Tuchel as was the case under the his former boss turned Arsenal manager Unai Emery, Di Maria who may find himself surplus to requirements at PSG next season has contacted Atletico Madrid manager several times to offer his services, according to Spanish newspaper AS
Atletico Madrid are
unlikely to pay anything close to the £44.3million PSG paid for him, but Antoine Griezmann's rumoured move Barcelona could change Atletico's transfer budget.