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Barcelona close in on €50 million Di Maria deal



Barcelona are reportedly close to agreeing a €50 million deal to bring former Real Madrid and current PSG star, Angel Di Maria to the Camp Nou, Catalan newspaper Sport reports.

The Spanish giants have had a difficult time in landing their prime targets in the current transfer market and have so far failed to get a replacement for Neymar who switched to Paris Saint-Germain in a world record € 222 million fee.

Lionel Messi has just one year remaining on his current contract, and it is believed that the arrival of a friend and Argentine colleague, Di Maria could help convince him to finally put pen to paper on an extension.

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PSG are in need of funds from sales to balance the books for Financial Fair Play after parting with almost £200 million to bring Neymar to the French capital, and Di Maria appears set to be the biggest casualty.

The front page also reveals that Barca will make a final push for Philippe Coutinho and that Ousmane Dembele’s signing is “almost impossible.”

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