Angel Di Maria’s proposed deadline day move was reportedly scuppered because of Uefa’s investigation in Paris Saint-Germain’s financial fair play.
The Catalans were heavily linked with a dramatic swoop to bring the ex-Real Madrid man to the Nou Camp in August.
However, Barca were unable to push the move through due to the FFP inquiry against the dealings of the French giants.
Radio Monte Carlo claim that the La Liga side were hoping to take advantage of potential foul play by getting the attacker for a reduced fee.
PSG’s finances are being looked into after a dramatic summer spree left the football world rocked.
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They made Brazilian Neymar the most-expensive player on the planet by splashing out £198million to snatch him from Barcelona.
They followed that up with the controversial capture of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.
PSG managed to get round the financial rules imposed by Uefa by securing him on a season-long loan deal.
And he will complete his permanent switch next summer for a whopping £166m.
That led to European football’s governing body to look into PSG’s transfer dealings – and putting a stop to Di Maria’s exit.
Barca turned to the ex-Manchester United flanker after failing in their pursuit of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.
They are believed to have agreed terms with Di Maria and a fee with PSG before the plug was pulled.
Barca instead pushed ahead to sign Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund.
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