Transfer Talk: Chelsea Chase Di Maria, Barcelona Keen on Ramires

Transfer Talk: Chelsea Chase Di Maria, Barcelona Keen on Ramires

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen on a reunion with Argentine winger Angel Di Maria next season.

Mourinho wants to add some more wide options to his squad this summer and is looking to bring in Real Madrid star Di Maria who he managed for three seasons at the Bernabeu, According to a report in Le 10 Sport.

The 26-year-old has had something of an up-and-down season at the Bernabeu this year, occasionally appearing unhappy and unsettled and reportedly coming close to leaving the club last summer, Football Direct News reported.

The likes of Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with the Argentine, while Ligue One pair Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are also monitoring his situation.

Di Maria’s recent improvement in form may have sealed his place in manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for next term, and it is thought that he would prefer to remain in the Spanish capital as long as he feels valued by the club.

Despite the upturn in form, Di Maria is reported to be waiting to assess his future until after this summer’s World Cup.

Should Mourinho make an official approach, then the Argentine winger could well be persuaded to make the move to west London for next season.

Di Maria has contributed 11 goals and 19 assists in all competitions this season, and scored the opener for Real as they beat rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Barcelona Offer £20m Plus Player Swap In Exchange for Chelsea Midfielder

Barcelona are said to be keen on luring Chelsea midfielder Ramires to the Nou Camp according to the Daily Mirror.

Sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is readying moves to bring in a number of new signings and has set his sights on the combative Blues star who moved to Stamford Bridge from Benfica back in 2010.

The box to box performer has been a regular under Jose Mourinho and has amassed 195 appearances in his four seasons at the club and will not be a player the Blues boss would be willing to lose.

Ramires scored against Barcelona when Chelsea overcame the Catalan club in the Champions League semi-finals two years ago and the La Liga side are willing to offer £20m plus the services of one of their many young talents, either in an outright deal or on loan, though no player is named by this source.

Barcelona could well finish the season with no silverware having crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid and losing the Copa del Rey final to Real Madrid.

Source: FARS