Man City home in on winger Di Maria as Chelsea pull plug on deal for £36m ace

24 November 2009 09:45
Manchester City are favourites to sign Argentina star Angel Di Maria after Chelsea pulled out of the race for the £36million-rated winger. [LNB]Big-spending City are keen to wrap up a summer swoop for the Benfica ace as they prepare to offload Robinho to Barcelona.[LNB] Wanted man: Angel Di Maria (left) is heading to the Premier League[LNB]However, the deal could be done as soon as January as Benfica attempt to push on with their attempts to land Simao Sabrosa. [LNB]Di Maria has been high on Chelsea's wishlist but they were only willing to offer around £15m. They will now focus their attention on bringing in Atletico Madrid's Sergio Ageuro in a £50m swoop.[LNB] Man City warned it will cost £36m to prise Di Maria away from BenficaChelsea check on Benfica trio with Angel di Maria top of shopping listBenfica 5 Everton 0: Moyes' men taught a European lesson in LisbonMANCHESTER CITY FC

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