Ángel Di María and Juventus close to reaching agreement
Juventus are said to be close to confirming the signing of Angel Di Maria, amid interest from Barcelona and Rosario Central.
Ángel Di María and Juventus are agreeing the “final details” of his contract as the Argentina international nears a move to Turin, according to the forward’s agent.
Di María joined Paris Saint-Germain from Manchester United in 2015 but will leave the French capital when his terms expire later this week.
Barcelona were said to be interested, but reports suggest the 34-year-old will sign a one-year deal with Juve with the option of an additional one-season extension.
Tevez keen on former team-mate
New Rosario Central head coach Carlos Tevez also expressed his interest in bringing Di María back to his former club, with the attacker said to want to return to Argentina after the World Cup in Qatar.
That is said to have delayed the negotiations between Di María and Juve, but his agent Lisandro Pirosanto insists a move will soon be confirmed.
“We are talking about the final details and we are waiting for Juventus to give us the okay on some things,” Pirosanto said, as quoted by La Stampa.
Juve hoping to challenge
Massimiliano Allegri will acquire an experienced campaigner should Di María arrive as expected as Juve look to compete with Milan, Inter and Napoli at the Serie A summit.
Di Maria appeared 295 times for PSG, scoring 92 goals and assisting 112 times in all competitions.
He played 31 games in his final season in Paris and managed 13 goal involvements (five goals, eight assists), a tally bettered only by Neymar (21), Lionel Messi (25) and Kylian Mbappé (60) among PSG players.