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Angel Di Maria has ‘stalled move to China’ in hope Barcelona swoop in to sign him from PSG

Argentine is out of favour at the French capital side after big-name summer arrivals and needs to play for World Cup place

Angel Di Maria has put any potential move to China on stall in the hope Barcelona will make a swoop in January, according to reports in France.

The Argentine has fallen out of favour at Paris Saint-Germain, following the summer arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Angel Di Maria is hoping to seal a move to Barcelona in January window

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Angel Di Maria is hoping to seal a move to Barcelona in January window

Angel Di Maria has lost his place in the Paris Saint-Germain side this season

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Angel Di Maria has lost his place in the Paris Saint-Germain side this season

Unai Emery prefers to play the duo alongside Edinson Cavani in attack.


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Le10Sport report that Di Maria has agreed personal terms over a mega-money move with various clubs in the Chinese Super League, but is still hopeful of an 11th hour call from Barcelona.

Luis Suarez and Paulinho are among the leading players in the Nou Camp dressing who have urged the board to sign Philippe Coutinho in January.

However, as he will be ineligible to play in the Champions League, it is unlikely they will pay Liverpool’s astronomical asking price.

Angel Di Maria has come in for criticism for his action during warm-ups

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Angel Di Maria has come in for criticism for his action during warm-ups

Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria would be hate figures at Real Madrid with Barcelona move

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Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria would be hate figures at Real Madrid with Barcelona move

And Di Maria — along with Mesut Ozil — is among a list of possible alternatives.

The Argentine is’s frustrations at PSG were made evident, when an image of him sat on ball during a pre-match warm up before the clash with Celtic anger many locals.

Di Maria could join fellow countrymen Carlos Tevez or Ezequiel Lavezzi by substantially increasing the numbers in his bank account, but the lure of Barcelona would be too tempting.

However, should he or Ozil make the move to the Nou Camp, they would be in for a hot reception when they returned to former club Real Madrid.


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