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Angel Di Maria- Juventus talks “broken down” amid summer links

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The veteran forward could leave Juve as a free agent ahead of the next season.

Angel Di Maria is yet to reach an agreement with Juventus over as he edges closer to the expiry date of his current contract.

Di Maria joined Juventus after ending his seven-year spell at Paris Saint-Germain last year. The Argentina international signed a one-year deal, with the club hoping to keep him for another season. Contract talks, however, have proven more complicated than expected.

According to Fabrizio Romano, both the club and Di Maria were “optimistic” at the beginning of the negotiations in early April. However, the World Cup winner has reportedly grown hesitant about staying at the Allianz Arena in recent weeks.

Some Italian sources have even claimed that talks between Di Maria and Juve have completely collapsed, with the 35-year-old deciding to leave as a free agent in the summer.

Di Maria’s possible departure could open up much-needed space on Juve’s wage bill. The Bianconeri’s lack of European football in the upcoming season could force the club to make even more difficult decisions.

Dusan Vlahovic, who joined Juve on a £62.8m deal last summer, is also a candidate to leave the club in the next transfer window. Manchester United, Chelsea, Newcastle, and Bayern Munich have reportedly showing interest in signing the Serbian forward.