The future of Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria will reportedly be determined in the next 48 hours.
According to Spanish source AS, the Argentina international will resume training with the European Cup holders on Tuesday if the club does not reach an agreement with suitors Paris Saint-Germain.
The report claims that cash-rich French giants PSG have seen their 12-month loan offer snubbed, despite offering a fee of £7.9million up front.
They had hoped to secure Di Maria’s services for the entirety of the 2014-15 campaign before paying £51m in a permanent deal one year down the line, but Real do not feel his valuation has been met.
There will be a fresh round of meetings between the parties today and tomorrow, but Real are said to be growing impatient after making their stance clear when the dialogue first started at the end of July.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti is in no hurry to lose the player. He has twice managed to prevent Di Maria from heading for the exit door – last summer, when playmaker Mesut Ozil was sacrificed instead, and in January when the wideman fell out with Real supporters following a substitution.
Ancelotti believes he fits perfectly into the tactics he deploys but Real are keen to balance the books after splashing out on the likes of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
Di Maria still has four years remaining on his current contract in Spain.