According to Goal.com (via Don Balon) former Manchester United flop Angel Di Maria is on Chelsea’s radar.
Reports claim that the Argentinian winger has been unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain ever since former Sevilla boss Unai Emery took over as manager in the summer, replacing Frenchman Laurent Blanc.
Despite the various troubles he faced in England (including a loss of form, potentially connected to a burglary that took place at his Manchester home), Di Maria is apparently open to a move – Don Balon says Antonio Conte is a big fan of the former Real Madrid man and would be happy to see him at Stamford Bridge.
While it may seem a strange move for Chelsea, the fact they weren’t able to keep hold of Juan Cuadrado – who is now on loan at Juventus and is a flying winger in the same mould as Di Maria – might have something to do with it.
Perhaps a little pace on the wings is needed after Pedro’s inability to catch fire since his move from Barcelona, but most Chelsea fans will want to see the club sort out their defence first before making any attack-minded moves in the market.