Chelsea step up £36m move for Angel di Maria as Manchester City and United eye Benfica star
Peter Kenyon's presence in Lisbon has fuelled reports that Angel di Maria is set for a £36million summer move to Chelsea.
Former Blues' chief executive Kenyon, who still represent the club on international business, is said to be leading negotiations for the much-coveted Benfica winger.
Both Manchester United and City - as well as Spanish giants Barcelona, Real Madrid - have also been linked with Di Maria after a series of impressive performances for the Portuguese giants.
But Chelsea are said to be leading the race for the 22-year-old Argentina international.
'It is true I stayed in Lisbon in answer to your question, but I will not offer more details,' is all that Kenyon would tell Portuguese sports newspaper O Jogo.
'Is Di Maria a footballer of interest to us? I have no comment to make.'
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