Barca set for Di Maria – report

Barcelona are closing in on the signing of Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria for €50m plus variables, according to reports in Spain.

The deal is said to be advanced and set to go through despite fractured relations between the two clubs following Neymar’s switch earlier this summer, with both Diario AS and Diario Sport reporting the deal.

The Argentine will be offered a four-year contract by Barca, who have been frustrated in their pursuit of other targets, and become their fifth summer signing.

The Blaugrana are also keen on deals for Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho but see the former Benfica and Real Madrid player as the most realistic target.

Di Maria left the Bernabeu for an ill-fated move to Manchester United in 2014 before moving to the Parc des Princes the following year and he has netted 16 Ligue 1 goals in 61 appearances.

The Parisians are hopeful of a series of sales to balance the books after the record €222m Neymar deal and are also said to be hopeful of signing Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe.

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