RUMOURS: Di Maria to Barcelona

Barcelona could make a move for PSG winger Angel Di Maria, Marca reports.

Barcelona are hopeful of bringing Angel Di Maria to the Nou Camp this summer, after star man Lionel Messi reportedly encouraged a move for his fellow Argentine.

The Catalan giants are desperately seeking reinforcements following the shock departure of Neymar to Ligue 1.

Huge reservations remain however, concerning Barca’s strained relations with the French club and whether these are beyond repair.

The report highlights a willingness on PSG’s behalf to offload the player to a potential suitor this summer, but cites the poor relationship between the two clubs in the aftermath of Neymar’s move as the key obstacle.

Messi is said to be delighted with the possible arrival of Di Maria, who would once again complete a South America trio up front alongside Messi and strike partner Luis Suarez.

The Catalans have been weakened by the sale of Neymar to Paris and see former Real Madrid star Di Maria as an option, especially if they fail to sign either Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembele…

The move would be a controversial one, with Di Maria having played for Real Madrid previously