"Barcelona see him as a player with similar characteristics to Neymar, a winger with great quality and someone who can break through rival lines, play on both wings and defend better than Neymar did", the report continued, while adding Barca have attempted to land Di Maria twice before. And according to Spanish outlet Marca, they have now turned their gaze to PSG's Angel Di Maria.
Barcelona have made Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele their primary targets in their bid to replace Neymar, but are struggling to come to an agreement with either club.
They need new faces through the door before deadline day to help Ernesto Valverde get off to a decent start as they look to challenge Real Madrid for the La Liga title and the Champions League.
Following his sale to Manchester United, the 29-year-old reportedly had a clause inserted in his transfer that prevented him from playing for Barcelona for a period of three years. Barcelona have been long-time admirers of the Argentine's talents, having attempted to sign him on two occasions previously.
"If he decides to remain at the club, we will have a great player and if he leaves we will get his whole buyout clause paid in full".
Furthermore, Lionel Messi would be "delighted" to have his Argentina teammate at Camp Nou.
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Neymar left Barcelona for a world record €222m in favour of PSG, and the Reds boss has stated that it makes even the likes of Lionel Messi available to clubs.
This could be an ideal move for Di Maria and PSG if they are convinced to sell.
Neymar became the most expensive player in history by signing for PSG for £198m earlier this month.
With Edinson Cavani and Neymar assured of starting up front, Di Maria will have to compete with Julian Draxler, Lucas Moura and Jese to take up the other wide forward role. However, Di Maria's current contract ends in 2019 while Draxler's deal runs out in 2021.
But with Neymar gone, they are set to launch a decisive move for the player.