Barcelona Ready To Scupper Real Madrid's Move For Benfica Ace Angel Di Maria - Report

Barca stand in between Madrid and Benifca over Di Maria...
Barcelona are ready to spring a surprise move for Benfica ace Angel Di Maria and stop bitter rivals Real Madrid from landing him, according to both Record and Sport.es.

Blaugrana chiefs are said to have made a series of enquiries into Di Maria's price in a critical moment when Madrid make progress in their bid to sign him.

Barcelona's move to squeeze themselves in between Benfica and Los Blancos is likely to swing the pendulum of a deal in their favour.

Madrid are being difficult over their part of negotiations with the Portuguese side as they are not prepared to garner extensive works with the money men to fuel a €40 million bid for the Argentine winger.

And Barca are ready to pounce in light of the Merengues refusal to budge on price. It is said Lionel Messi has reccomended Di Maria to club chiefs.

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