Argentine winger Di Maria tempted by move to England

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London, Nov 3 (ANI): Chelsea's first transfer target, Angel Di Maria, has admitted that he could be tempted by a move to England.

Despite their transfer ban, Chelsea sent scouts to watch Di Maria, the Benfica forward destroy Everton and then help the Portuguese club beat Nacional Madeira.

Benfica have put a 40 million pounds buy-out clause on Di Maria and there is a complicated sell-on clause as the Portuguese giants own 70 per cent of the player, his agent Jorge Mendes owns 10 per cent and an Argentinian bank owns the rest.

If Chelsea wins an appeal against the transfer ban, Di Maria will be one of their first targets.

The Argentine winger has been watched three times by the Blues, who are appealing against their 18-month transfer ban, The Sun reports.

Manchester United and Liverpool are also tracking Di Maria.

"Maybe I will move to another league. This depends on the president of Benfica. You never know which club it will be. veryone is talking about Liverpool and Chelsea all the time," Di Maria said. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 12:27 [IST]
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