Barcelona are set to complete a £45million move for Angel Di Maria, according to reports.
Negotiations were stepped up with PSG to land the midfielder amid the Catalans frustrations over failed attempts to secure a big name since Neymar’s departure.
Sport report that PSG have accepted the fee despite the clubs poor relationship since the last time they did business together that saw Neymar’s record-breaking move to Paris.
But the French side were in need to sell while the Spaniards still have some of the £198m deposit burning a hole in their pocket.
Barcelona have had several set backs in their attempts to replace their former star with the pursuits of their top targets Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele being long-winded and full of twists.
Barcelona are to launch a final £136m bid for Liverpool wantaway Coutinho but the Red’s have so far played hardball.
As the La Liga giants turned their attention elsewhere, they have also struggled to get a player to put pen to paper.
After being 90 per cent certain of penning Jean-Michael Seri to a contract, Barcelona and Nice failed to agree to a fee and the deal fell through.
It once again appears that Barcelona will land a new midfielder, if they can get this deal done over the line.
Di Maria, Barcelona’s contingency plan, is said to be keen on the move after spending the past two seasons in the French capitol.
The ex-Manchester United flop had 29 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG last season netting six times.
He will return to La Liga play after five seasons with Barcelona’s arch-rivals Real Madrid where he made almost 200 total appearances with 36 goals.