Barca eye surprise raid on rivals.
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Barcelona have reportedly failed with a £48m bid for Real Madrid winger and Manchester United target Angel Di Maria, according to Sport.
The Catalan giants are certainly one of the more surprise names to be linked with the unsettled Argentine this summer, with the two La Liga rivals rarely selling to each other.
United have been Di Maria’s main suitors for much of this summer, with Ligue 1 big-spenders Paris Saint-Germain also previously mentioned as admirers of his.
The 26-year-old’s future remains up in the air after reports that United may now have cooled their interest, though Real have swiftly moved to reject any approach from Barca.