Angel Di Maria is Barcelona's alternative to Leeds winger Raphinha

Angel Di Maria is Barcelona's alternative to Leeds winger Raphinha

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There may not be enough money to pay what Leeds want for the Brazilian

Di Maria is a low cost option with Dembele set to leave Camp Nou this month

Barcelona are seriously considering the signing of Angel Di Maria (34). The financial situation is forcing them to lower their expectations in terms of signings.

The uncertainty around Ousmane Dembele has created a strange situation. The club had been hopeful of renewing the Frenchman but had a backup: Leeds United's Brazilian winger Raphinha.

The English club would have had to sell for €25m due to a release clause if they had been relegated but they stayed in the Premier League on the final day of the season. ow they won't listen to offers less than €50m.

That complicates things for Barça, who have made Robert Lewandowski their priority at a likely cost of around €40m.

Now, working on the basis that Dembele will sign for Chelsea and there is no money for Raphinha, Barça are exploring the possibility of signing Di Maria, who is available for free after leaving PSG.

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