Big-spending City are keen to wrap up a summer swoop for the Benfica ace as they prepare to offload Robinho to Barcelona.
Wanted man: Angel Di Maria (left) is heading to the Premier League
However, the deal could be done as soon as January as Benfica attempt to push on with their attempts to land Simao Sabrosa.
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.
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