Barcelona to battle Manchester United and Chelsea for Angel Di Maria
Benfica winger Angel Di Maria looks like being one of the major names in the summer transfer window with Barcelona the latest club to show an interest in the Argentinean.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona are already considering a summer swoop but face competition from Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea.
The Catalan giants believe they can secure Di Maria for less than they would have to pay for Franck Ribery as Pep Guardiola aims to sign a replacement for Thierry Henry on the left side of their attack.
Di Maria has a buyout clause of 50 million euros but Benfica will reportedly accept a fee of close to 25 million.
Alongside Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United , fellow Spanish giants Real Madrid are also keeping an eye on developments.
Reports in recent months claimed Chelsea had sent Frank Arnesen on scouting trips to watch Di Maria whilst Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson sees him as the long term replacement for Ryan Giggs .