London, Jan 17(ANI): Manchester City have been snubbed by Argentina winger Angel di Maria after making a 38 million pound bid.
City had agreed to meet Maria's buyout clause at Benfica, which would trigger a record British transfer fee, but 21-year-old declined a move.
"City offered the amount required to trigger a release clause in Di Maria's contract, but the boy is loyal to Benfica," News of The World quoted a source in Lisbon, as saying.
"But everyone at Benfica accepts that he will move on sooner rather than later," the source added.
According to reports, Di Maria, who signed a deal with Benfica last October which runs until 2015, is keen to move to a higher level, but wants to look at all options.
Chelsea and Inter Milan are also interested in the South American sensation and Manchester United offered winger Nani and 10 million pound, but that was rejected. (ANI)