Cape Town - Argentina star winger Angel di Maria wanted to join Paris Saint-Germain insists the French club's president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that Di Maria wanted to join the Ligue 1 club report the Daily Mail.
Unable to reach an agreement with Real Madrid over the price for Di Maria, PSG withdrew from the deal which allowed Di Maria to swap Madrid's white for Manchester United's red.
The deal ultimately cost United close to £60million but Al-Khelaifi is confident that Paris and not Manchester was the Argentine star's preferred destination.
"Di Maria wanted to come to Paris but even without FFP (Financial Fair Play), we wouldn't have signed him,' Al-Khelaifi told Le Parisien, who then went on to attack UEFAs FFP policy on transfers.
"I do not know if Michel Platini wants to kill French football, but FFP is not fair.
"It is very difficult to understand. The big clubs stay big and small clubs remain small.
"We respect the rules but want to discuss it with UEFA in October to try to change the rules a little.
"Otherwise investors will not come in football - they will go to other sports such as Formula 1." said the PSG president.