THE KINGS takes a look at the latest transfer news and rumours involving Barcelona
According to El Nacional, Barcelona are hoping midfielder Frenkie de Jong convinces his compatriot, Inter Milan fullback Denzel Dumfries to join them.
Barcelona are looking to strengthen their right-back position, with Héctor Bellerín likely to leave the club. Dumfries is seen as the ideal candidate to do so after his performances at the World Cup.
According to Spanish publication SPORT, Barcelona is once again targeting Euro 2020 winner Jorginho from Chelsea.
The veteran midfielder is nearing the end of his contract at Stamford Bridge and could switch to a new destination.
With Xavi looking to replace Busquets with an experienced customer like the Spaniard, Jorginho could be an ideal signing for the Spanish heavyweights.
According to Fichajes, Barcelona are open to accepting any offer in the range of €50m for winger Ferran Torres in order to generate revenue following their Champions League group stage exit.
Despite signing for Barcelona last season for €55m Torres has gone down the pecking order and is looking for playing time, with interest from many European clubs.
Barcelona manager Xavi (via Fabrizio Romano) stated that veteran midfielder Sergio Busquets will remain at the club till the end of the season, and afterwards, it will be decided whether he renews or leaves as a free agent.
As per Fichajes, Chelsea are keen on signing Barcelona starlet Alejandro Balde to reinforce their fullback positions.
Balde’s contract will expire at the end of 2024, with Barcelona desperate to renew him. Chelsea will be looking to make most of this uncertainty to lure him to Stamford Bridge.
Barcelona could be looking to offload former AC Milan midfielder, Franck Kessie, after signing him just six months ago. According to reports in Sport, Antonio Conte’s Spurs have made a bid for the midfielder.
Spurs will face an uphill battle to sign the player as the player is seemingly happy with life in Barcelona.
According to David Ornstein (h/t Barca Universal), Barcelona are set to be ditched by summer transfer target N’Golo Kanté as Chelsea are making positive progress in their attempts to extend the French midfielder’s contract.
The report from Ornstein further claims that the Blues are increasingly confident of tying Kanté down with a new contract.
Barcelona were hoping to sign the 2018 World Cup winner as a free agent in the summer.
Barcelona have been keeping tabs on Dortmund starlet, Youssoufa Moukoko, as a potential target. The Blaugranas would be interested in signing the 18-year-old as a free agent in the summer if he does not sign a new contract, says Fabrizio Romano (via the House of Champions YouTube show).
The 18-year-old has broken several records at club and national level.
Barcelona left-back Alejandro Balde has revealed his desire to stay at the Camp Nou, although he did admit that he doesn’t know what lies in the future.
“My agent is taking care of the negotiations. I always wanted and want to stay here, then you never know in the future,” Balde told Que T’Hi Jugues.
Barcelona will offer a new five-year deal to the Spaniard, which will also include a release clause.
Alejandro Balde on contract extension with Barça: “My agent is taking care of the negotiations. I always wanted and want to stay here, then you never know in the future”, tells @QueThiJugues 🔵🔴 #FCBNew deal is almost ready, valid for five years and including a release clause. pic.twitter.com/XANPuMQrp5
According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona want to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain.
Mbappe is frustrated at Paris Saint-Germain, especially after it was confirmed that Lionel Messi would be renewing with PSG, having lost to Messi’s Argentina in the World Cup final.
Until now, it seemed like Mbappe’s end goal was to play for Real Madrid. However, the hate received in comment sections of social media and from some Madrid-supporting journalists such as Tomas Roncero, in addition to the presence of Karim Benzema in the dressing room, has apparently changed Mbappe’s mind.
Borussia Dortmund striker Youssofa Moukoko is viewed as a real market opportunity by many top European clubs. The teenage striker is in the final year of his contract with the Bundesliga outfit and has recently rejected BVB’s contract renewal offer worth €5 million amidst heavy outside interest.
The 18-year-old is being coveted by several clubs, including the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United. But according to SPORT, the prodigy has made it a priority to secure a transfer to Camp Nou.
Barcelona had initially planned to renew only Marcos Alonso and Alejandro Balde’s contracts, with veteran Sergi Roberto, who has stuggled for form and fitness in recent times, set to leave Camp Nou free at the end of the season.
However, Mundo Deportivo claims coach Xavi has asked Barcelona to renew his contract as an ‘absolute priority’.
The board are prepared to meet the coach’s request, and have added Roberto to the list of players they want to retain and hand new deals in the coming months.
Sergi Roberto: “I really want to extend my contract with Barcelona and it’s my priority. We are not in negotiations with the club yet”, tells @esportsrac1 🔵🔴 #FCB“Xavi has already told me that he wants me to stay and continue here”. pic.twitter.com/NLP5h63Q4R
According to Fichajes, Barcelona are very close to signing longtime target Portugal and Wolves midfielder Rúben Neves.
Neves shares an agent with Barcelona full-back Alejandro Balde whom Barca are also very close to renewing. Along with this renewal, they are also looking to finalise Neves’ transfer to Camp Nou.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, FC Barcelona will not part ways with Dutch midfielder Frenkie De Jong.
The report suggests that De Jong is currently a vital figure in Xavi’s eleven, and the Catalan giants are against selling their player.
Erik Ten Hag was hopeful for a reunion with his former employee and this news will serve as a massive blow for the Red Devils.
Barcelona have been searching the market for a defensive midfielder and had set their sights on Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi. According to Simon Phillips of Give Me Sport, Chelsea has recently made the first move for Martin Zubimendi as well.
The Blues seem to be keen on signing the 23-year-old, who has a release clause worth £56 million in order to rejuvenate their midfield.
According to a recent report by Relevo (h/t Managing Barca), Barcelona are considering selling Raphinha in 2023. The Catalan chiefs are not pleased with the player’s performances so far this season and feel he is falling short of expectations.
The Blaugrana are also cognizant that they must raise funds ahead of the summer market in order to meet financial fair play requirements and execute other deals.
🚨🚨| BREAKING: FC Barcelona are considering putting Raphinha on the transfer market next summer.@relevo [🎖️]
According to El Nacional, Barcelona forward Ansu Fati wants to stay at the club, amidst rumours that the Catalans are looking to sell him if they receive an appropriate fee.
The report further states that manager Xavi also wants Fati to remain at Barcelona, however, his sale will help the club improve their finances.
As per Fichajes, Barcelona manager Xavi wants the club to sign Spain and RB Leipzig forward Dani Olmo to improve their attack.
The report states that Xavi feels Olmo will not feature much for RB Leipzig, therefore he will be available on a transfer in the next window.
But, before Barcelona can sign anyone they will need to sell many players to generate the appropriate revenue.
Newcastle United were rumoured to be interested in signing Memphis Depay from Barcelona in the upcoming winter transfer window, but all the speculation has been put to bed by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Depay seems to be unsettled at the Camp Nou and will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Newcastle are not working to sign Memphis Depay, as things stand. There are no negotiations ongoing with player side or with Barcelona. 🇳🇱 #NUFCMemphis future will be decided in January, there’s still nothing concrete or advanced – he’s focused on Barça. pic.twitter.com/kLq6pFvexn
According to Ara, Barcelona is still monitoring Marco Asensio from arch-rivals Real Madrid. The Spanish forwards is nearing the end of his contract at Madrid, and the Catalan giants want to take advantage of this opportunity.
With Asensio failing to make it into Ancelotti’s eleven, the 26-year-old could look for a new home next season.
Spanish publication SPORT has reported that Barcelona needs to shell out €15m for the signature of Benjamin Pavard.
The Catalan giants have been hunting for reinforcements in the right-back position, and Pavard looks like the most viable option. With Dalot and Meunier out of contention, the French defender could join Barca next summer.
According to SPORT, Barcelona has called off their pursuit of Argentine defender Juan Foyth. The Catalan giants wanted to sign Foyth last summer but the transfer failed owing to injuries to the defender.
But now the €54.6m price tag has turned out to be a headache for Barca owing to their financial struggle. While Villareal is not prepared to negotiate a prize for their World Cup winner.
Spanish publication Fichajes has reported that Atletico Madrid is targeting Barcelona forward Memphis Depay. Los Rojiblancos view Depay as an ideal replacement for the departing Matheus Cunha.
The stuttering Dutch forward needs to revive his career after failing to leave an impression with the Catalan giants.
And with Simeone on the hunt for a striker, Depay could perfectly fit in Atletico’s eleven
Joan Laporta has no intentions to sell out-of-favour Hector Bellerin and Frank Kessie in January, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Both Bellerin and Kessie joined the Catalan giants in the summer window but have failed to make an impression in Spain.
But Laporta believes that the duo will hold more prominence in the latter part of the season and could play a crucial role for Barcelona.
Barcelona president Laporta confirms the club has no plans to sell Kessié and Bellerin in January: “We are now convinced that Kessié & Bellerin have more prominence in this second part of the season”. 🔵🔴 #FCB pic.twitter.com/kvPlRDQuxb
According to journalist Javi Miguel (h/t @iMiaSanMiA), Barcelona have entered the race to sign Benjamin Pavard from Bayern Munich.
The French defender is been pushing for a switch away from Germany after being dissatisfied with his role at the club.
And with the Spanish giants hunting for a right-back to solidify their backline, Pavard could be an ideal option for Xavi.
With Pavard’s contract expiring soon, Barcelona would want to sign the French wall in the upcoming transfer windows.
Benjamin Pavard is being considered by Barcelona as an option at right-back [@fansjavimiguel] pic.twitter.com/QFoAPxhzQc
Barca’s president Joan Laporta has brushed aside the possibility of selling Frenkie De Jong, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Dutch midfielder was linked to a switch to England in the summer, and the rumors started again after the World Cup.
But Laporta has cleared the air by suggesting that the Spanish heavyweights are not interested in selling the Dutch magician as he’s the pillar of the Barcelona team.
Barça president Laporta on de Jong and Man United: “I’ve never wanted to sell Frenkie de Jong. He has to be a pillar of the team”, tells BarçaTV 🚨🇳🇱 #MUFC“January signings? We did the work in the summer. There are no indications of having to do any deal now”. #FCB pic.twitter.com/iocIowEjBX
Chelsea are closing in on the completion of Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos’ transfer from Vasco da Gama, beating Barcelona in the process.
Barca had been monitoring the player since February, even offering €5 million during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro.
Chelsea have full verbal agreement in place to sign Brazilian talent Andrey Santos, confirmed — final fee around €20m, personal terms agreed too. 🚨🔵🇧🇷 #CFCChelsea & Vasco will now prepare documents. Born in 2004, Andrey will be part of Chelsea talents project.Here we go 🤝🏻 pic.twitter.com/WD50I2YeYZ
Getting new contracts for Gavi, Ronald Araujo, and Marcos Alonso is Barcelona’s primary priority.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the club wants to extend Alonso’s contract and ensure that Gavi and Araujo have contracts that guarantee them the compensation they deserve.
According to Alfredo Martinez (h/t City Xtra), Barcelona have categorically ‘ruled out’ the idea of signing Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva in the summer of 2023.
The enormous price tag the Portuguese midfielder would command would be the most plausible justification for abandoning the quest.
According to El Nacional, Barcelona and Spain forward Ferran Torres is considering leaving Barcelona for more minutes.
The report states that Torres no longer wants to be second fiddle at the club, and manager Xavi’s priority of keeping Ansu Fati may facilitate his decision to leave.
According to SPORT, Barcelona have moved on from thinking of signing Manchester City and Germany midfielder İlkay Gündoğan next summer on a free transfer.
Although manager Xavi still appreciates the Manchester City veteran, however, Barcelona’s administration are sceptical of signing Gündoğan due to his age.
As per Fichajes, Héctor Bellerín will remain at Barcelona despite earlier reports suggesting he would move away from the Catalans in the upcoming window.
The reports states that due to Barcelona being unable to secure a new right-back in the winter they have decided not to let go of Bellerín.
According to El Nacional, Barcelona no longer consider Ansu Fati an essential member of the squad and are willing to sell him to any club bidding in the range of €80m.
Fati was considered the next Lionel Messi by many after his impressive performances since making his debut. However, injuries and new signings in his position have seen his game-time go down drastically along with his form.
Chelsea and Manchester United are no longer interested in making a move for Barcelona and France winger Ousmane Dembélé next summer reports El Nacional.
Reportedly, clubs can sign Dembélé for €50m next season due to a clause in his contract, however, his below-par performances at the World Cup are causing them to reconsider.
Barcelona want to keep Ousmane Dembele at the Camp Nou and are preparing to offer the French winger a new contract, according to SPORT.
The player has the full backing of the club and intend to make him one of the important figures of the club. Dembele’s contract expires in 2024.
Newcastle United want to bring in a forward in the January transfer window and are considering signing Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, according to SPORT.
Depay’s contract with the Catalans expires at the end of the season, but he doesn’t want to leave Camp Nou mid-season. The Magpies, however, will offer a sum around €10-15 million to Barcelona and will hope to convince the Dutchman to return to the Premier League.
According to Spanish publication SPORT, Barcelona is closing in on agreeing on a pre-agreement with Chelsea’s midfield tank N’Golo Kante.
The French midfielder’s season in North London has been shrouded by injuries and the Blues were prepared to let go of him.
With Barcelona losing Busquets to Inter Miami next season, Kante could fill that gap left by the former Spanish captain.
Kante’s contract at Chelsea ends next season and the Spanish heavyweights will look to sign him for free considering their financial issues.
As per Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, Sergio Busquets had made a decision on his future at Barcelona.
La Furia Roja’s former captain had produced some exceptional performances this season, and it looked like the veteran could extend his contract in Spain for another year.
But according to sources close to Busquets, the 34-year-old wants to embark on a new challenge in the USA.
Barcelona has been issued a price tag for transfer target Sofyan Amrabat, according to Toni Juanmarti.
The 26-year-old has a €40m price tag attached to him, and the Spanish heavyweights are prepared to pay the amount.
The club has had its eyes on Martin Zubimendi and Ruben Neves, but their signatures could be very costly.
With Amrabat showing his class in Qatar, Barcelona will look to sign the Moroccan midfielder this summer.
El Barça ha preguntado por Amrabat para verano. El jugador ya sabe que gusta en Barcelona, pero los 40M que pide la Fiore lo alejan del Camp Nou. El Tottenham está bien colocado. #fcblivehttps://t.co/YCUYqdkT9z
Spanish midfielder and 2010 World Cup winner Sergio Busquets has announced his international retirement.
“I would like to announce that after almost 15 years and 143 matches, the moment has arrived to bid farewell to the national team,” posted the 34-year-old Barcelona veteran on his social media accounds.
Busquets is the last member of the 2010 team to retire from international football; he was also a member of the team that won the European Championship in 2012.
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Official. Sergio Busquets announces his retirement from international football. 🚨🇪🇸 #FCBSpanish midfielder will also decide his future on club side between Barcelona and Inter Miami in the next months. pic.twitter.com/5gNNk6qpR6
Barcelona is reportedly competing for Eintracht Frankfurt defender Daichi Kamada, according to German publication Frankfurter Rundschau.
The Japanese defender is in the last year of his contract in Germany and could be on the verge of leaving Frankfurt for free next summer.
With the Spanish giants suffering from financial issues,they would look to sign Kamada for free in 2023.
According to Spanish publication SPORT, Barcelona is looking to extend Alejandro Balde’s contract until 2027. The young left-back has had a breakthrough season in Spain and earned himself a call-up to La Furia Roja’s squad in Qatar.
With several clubs competing for his signature, the Blaugrana are aiming to extend the teenager’s contract with a €500m release clause attached to it.
According to Spanish publication SPORT, Adrien Rabiot has expressed his desire to join Barcelona over other clubs chasing his signature.
The French midfielder has been a star for Les Bleus in the middle of the park and his stocks have skyrocketed owing to his outings in Qatar.
The veteran midfielder has been pushing for a move away from Turin, and it looks like he would land in Spain for a free transfer in 2023.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Barcelona have joined the race for Croatia’s sought-after right-back Josip Juranovic. The Catalans want to sign the player in the upcoming winter transfer window.
The Celtic man had a wonderful World Cup campaign individually as Croatia reached the semi-finals. He is touted to make a big move in either January or next summer.
Memphis Depay, whose contract with Barcelona expires at the end of the season, has found himself a suitor in the form of Turkish outfit Galatasaray, according to SPORT.
The report states that Galatasaray are the only side willing to pay a fee for the Dutchman, but the offer to play in Turkey, outside of the top five leagues in Europe, doesn’t entice the ex-Lyon talisman.
Barcelona have been offered a chance to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot for free next sumemer, according to SPORT.
The Frenchman wants to leave Juve at the end of the season and has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League, although it wouldn’t be outlandish to see him play in the Red and Blue of Barcelona next season.
As per Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will make only one single signing in January. The Spanish heavyweights are looking to sign Martin Zubimendi in the winter transfer window despite showing interest in multiple players.
The Catalan giants will have to shell out €60m for the services of the midfielder, as the club have identified the Spaniard as a successor of Sergio Busquets’ legacy in Spain.
According to Manchester Evening News, Barcelona is looking to raid Manchester City for two veteran midfielders as Xavi looks to bolster his midfield.
The two players in contention are Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva, as both players are reaching the end of their contracts in England.
Both the players have been heavily linked to a switch away from the club and now the Spanish heavyweights are looking to sign the duo next summer.
Barcelona back-up goalkeeper Inaki Pena is set to put pen to paper on a new long-term deal until 2025-26 season at the Camp Nou in the coming weeks. That’s according to Relevo, who claim that the extension is ‘virtually closed’ and could be announced before Christmas.
Despite receiving offers from other clubs, Pena has opted to stay with Barcelona. Galatasaray and a number of Premier League teams are said to have expressed their interest in his services.
Sergio Busquets is under contract at Camp Nou until the end of the season, and has been linked with a Barcelona exit, but could end up staying for another campaign.
That’s according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who claims Busquets is now contemplating all scenarios, including extending for one more season. The well-revered journalist has also ruled out a mid-season departure for the 34-year-old.
Barcelona expect Sergio Busquets to complete current season in blaugrana, been told there’s no current plan to let him leave in January 🔵🔴 #FCBBusquets, expected to decide next step in few months as FCB want him to stay one more year but Inter Miami have made an official bid. pic.twitter.com/g2DE8o6PK7
According to THE KINGS Brazil, Barcelona will have to shell-out €50m if they want to acquire 15-year-old Brazilian prodigy Estevao.
The Palmeiras’ wonderkid is another player from the Brazilian outfit that has popped up on the radar of European elites.
But with multiple sharks circling around Estevao, Palmeiras are looking to put a termination clause in the 15-year-old’s contract worth €50m.
Barcelona is looking to compete with Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Ivory Coast international, according to Tuttosport.
The 21-year-old defender has popped up on the Catalan’s radar after his exploits for Torino. The Spanish heavyweights are short of options at right-back position and could identify Singo as a cheap option.
Barcelona are monitoring Boca Júniors defensive midfielder Alan Varela as a successor to Sergio Busquets, according to SPORT.
The 21-year-old progressed through one of the Blaugrana academies in the Buenos Aires area, and is liked by those at the Camp Nou.
With Sergio Busquets rumoured to leave Barcelona at the end of the season, it would make perfect sense for the Catalns to buy Varela. Boca Júniors are demanding €20 million for the player.
In what has been a back and forth in the Sergio Busquets saga, the latest reports from El Chiringuito’sJoseAlvarez are now stating that the Barcelona captain wants to leave the club in January to join MLS outfit Inter Miami, a day after Mundo Deportivo reported that Busquets will stay at the Camp Nou beyond 2023.
Alvarez stated that the 34-year-old has informed his intention to leave Barcelona as early as January, even though manager Xavi is keen on extending his contract before it expires at the end of the season.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Sergio Busquets is expected to extend his contract with Barcelona beyond 2023.
As per previous reports the Spanish veteran was about to leave for MLS and Inter Miami after a glittering career in Spain.
But Busquets’ situation has now changed with Xavi wanting the 34-year-old to continue for another year. Although, the extension will only be possible is the Barca captain accepts a massive reduction in salary.
According to BILD, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs have emerged as top contenders to sign Ferran Torres from Barcelona.
Both Antonio Conte and Mikel Arteta are planning to bring the Spanish winger back to the Premier League.
Arsenal had been previously linked with a Torres and are still in the hunt to sign the young forward. While Tottenham have emerged as new contenders in the race to sign Ferran Torres.
Reports from Spain have revealed that Barcelona youngster Pablo Torre could be on the verge of departing for Villareal for regular minutes.
Torre has found it difficult to compete with Barca’s current forward battery and a move to the Yellow Submarine could help in the Spaniard wonderkid’s development.
Spanish outlet Fichajes has reported that Barcelona is closely monitoring Croatia’s World Cup hero Josip Juranovic.
The Celtic defender turned heads with his outstanding performance against Brazil in the quarter-finals as he helped Croatia continue their fairytale in Qatar.
And with Barcelona looking to bring reinforcements in the right-back area, Juranovic could be a perfect signing.
According to the report, the Catalan giants have identified Juranovic as Dalot’s replacement who’s unlikely to leave the Red Devils.
According to SPORT, Barcelona have ‘practically closed’ N’Golo Kante’s transfer from Chelsea.
The French midfielder’s season has been shrouded with injuries that saw him sidelined for a major chunk of the season. And with Kante’s contract expiring in England, a switch looked inevitable.
The Spanish outfit have practically reached an agreement with Kante’s agents and the veteran midfielder could join the Catalans in January itself.
According to Spanish media outlet Fichajes, the Catalan giants are in the hunt to sign Denzel Dumfries next summer. The Dutch defender’s stock has sky-rocketed after a glittering World Cup campaign.
The report further suggests that the Blaugrana would have to shell out 60m for Dumfries’ signature.
The Spanish heavyweights will enter the transfer market looking to sign a right-back, and Dumfries could fulfill Xavi’s requirements.
Barcelona have been monitoring Morocco’s Azzedine Ounahi following his excellent displays at the FIFA World Cup. According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are following Ounahi with a view to making a move for him in the upcoming January transfer window.
According to El Nacional, Barcelona are looking to make a move for England and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford once his contract expires at the end of the season.
Rashford has found form for both club and country this year, with many clubs once more interested in the 25-year-old. So far there is no indication he will renew with Manchester United.
Barcelona are looking for a forward who can play anywhere in attack, and Rashford is an ideal candidate for such a profile, the report states.
Barcelona have been in talks with Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante, whose contract is up in the summer. According to reports in the Sport, PSG have entered the race with an intention to complicate matters for the Blaugranas.
Barcelona are waiting to make the final call based on his physical performance after returning from the injury in January.
Barcelona have been working to extend Alex Balde’s contract which runs out in 2024. The club and the player have practically reached agreement for an extension until 2027 with significant wage rise but Barcelona are facing issues with the salary limit.
According to reports by Sport, Barcelona have asked for patience from Balde’s camp as they find a solution with the desire from both parties being to continue.
Barcelona are in the market for a fullback and have identified Manchester United’s Luke Shaw as potential target. According to reports in SPORT, Shaw could be on Barcelona’s radar with the Englishman’s contract running out at the end of the current season.
The Red Devils are reportedly trying to agree a new deal with him but the fullback is free to sign a pre-contract in January and Barcelona are attentive to it.
According to 90min, West Ham United have approached FC Barcelona for the signature of Memphis Depay.
The Dutch forward has fallen down the pecking order at Barcelona, and despite Sporting Director Jordi Cruyff claiming that the club will decide Depay’s future in June, his time in Spain is surely coming to an end.
Although AS Roma are currently leading the race to sign Depay, West Ham United have also inquired about his availability to Barcelona.
Hector Bellerin has been identified as the replacement of Rick Karsdorp at AS Roma, according to Il Roamnista.
The Dutch right wing-back was reportedly accused of betraying Jose Mourinho in an encounter and since then Karsdorp has been forcing a switch away from the Giallorossi.
And with Hector Bellerin failing to make an impression in Spain, the Spanish right-back could pounce an opportunity to join the Italian outfit.
According to Diario Sport, Barcelona and Xavi are still interested in German wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko. The Catalan giants want to get the youngster to Spain after they failed to sign Brazilian starlet Endrick.
With arch-rivals Real Madrid signing Endrick, Barcelona have ramped up their interest in the young German international.
Moukoko could be a perfect addition to Xavi’s forward battery, with Memphis Depay likely to leave at the end of the summe.
According to SPORT, Barcelona remains interested in the signature of Ruben Neves but head coach Xavi as his eyes set on other players. The Spanish mastermind reportedly, is not satisfied with the quality of Neves on the pitch and wants to find better alternatives.
The report also suggests that Neves would now cost less than €50m but Xavi wants to lure the likes of Martin Zubimendi and N’golo Kante to the Camp Nou.
Although Zubimendi’s signature could be a costly affair and Kante’s injury is a huge concern for his potential suitors.
Barcelona are reportedly prepared to enter into discussion with fleet-footed winger Ousmane Dembele over a new contract in 2023.
Dembele, 25, took a hefty pay-cut to re-sign for Barca during the summer transfer window, with his current contract not due to expire until June 30, 2024.
Barça director Cruyff: “Dembélé has always said that he wants to stay. He has been really respectful and we’re super happy with Ousmane”. 🔵🔴 #FCBBarcelona are planning for contract with Ousmane talks in 2023 as current deal expires in June 2024. pic.twitter.com/kfOQTaDGuV
PSG and Argentina star Lionel Messi’s next destination depends highly upon his winning the World Cup this winter. However, as per El Nacional, the footballing legend has told former club Barcelona, that he won’t rejoin them next summer irrespective of the tournament’s outcomes.
The report states that if Messi were to win the World Cup he would move to Inter Miami in the MLS for a couple of seasons before retiring. If he were to fail in his task, he would extend with PSG for another year till 2024, in the hopes of winning the Champions League again.
According to Fichajes, AC Milan are keeping a track of Barcelona and Spain winger Ferran Torres’ situation at the club, and are considering making a move for him.
AC Milan need more depth in their attacking positions if they want to defend their status as champions this season, and as per the report, they see Torres as the ideal player who can play across the forward line.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona’s Director Jordi Cruyff has revealed that the club are not prepared to sell Memphis Depay in January.
The Dutch forward has been a crucial piece in Louis Van Gaal’s La Oranje but has failed to make a massive impression in Spain.
Cruyff explained that if the club can’t sign any new players due to Financial Fair Play rules, then they won’t sell Depay. He also exclaimed that the Dutch forward has been extremely patient for an opportunity.
Barça director Cruyff on Depay: “Why should we sell Depay in January if it’s difficult to sign new players because of Financial Fair Play? He’s always been a great professional”, tells MD 🔵🔴🇳🇱 #FCB“He can be really helpful. Free agent in June? We will see in the next months”. pic.twitter.com/BsKrw82BeX
Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona’s Sporting Director Jordi Cruyff has revealed that Dutch star Frenkie De Jong isn’t for sale.
This statement from Cruyff finally puts an end to a long-lasting transfer saga involving De Jong. Despite the Catalans’ massive interest to offload the 25-year-old, the midfield magician has committed himself to the Spanish giants and could become a constant starter after an exciting World Cup.
Cruyff also praised De Jong after the Dutchman stayed loyal to the Blaugrana and exclaimed that he’s extremely loved by fans at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona director Cruyff: “Frenkie de Jong is not for sale. He’s key player for us, so that time has passed. He’s here and he’s important for us”, tells Sport. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB“At the end last summer after Fair Play discussions he stayed here and Frenkie is really loved at Barça”. pic.twitter.com/Fcxo9Op7XE
Roma are close to signing Memphis Depay and are in advanced talks with his agent, according to SPORT.
The Giallorossi have been in constant contacts with Barcelona and want to sign the player for free, but the Catalans are demanding €2 million.
Spurs have emerged as one of the teams keen on signing Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessié, according to SPORT.
The London-based outfit wants to sign Kessié on a loan-to-buy deal and have been in touch with Barcelona directly, but the Catalans won’t let the player leave without signing a replacement.
According to Corriere dello Sport (via SPORT), AC Milan are ready to activate the option to buy Sergiño Dest in his loan deal at the end of the season.
Dest is on loan at Milan from Barcelona, but couldn’t break into the starting lineup in the first half of the season. However, his performances of the USA at the World Cup have prompted AC Milan to buy the 22-year-old permanently for €20 million at the end of the season.
According to Calciomercatoweb, AC Milan have registered their interest in Brazil and Arsenal winger Gabriel Martinelli along with Barcelona.
Martinelli has shone for Arsenal this season with 5 goals and 2 assists in 14 league games which has helped the Gunners top the table.
However, his contract expires in 2024, and with no contract renewal so far in sight, AC Milan see him as the ideal alternative to Rafael Leão
According to Fichajes, AS Roma are close to completing the signing of Barcelona right-back Héctor Bellerín. The Spanish defender hasn’t seen much playing time since joining this summer and the Catalans are ready to let go of him at the end of his contract which expires in 2023.
As per the report AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho is an admirer of Bellerín and requested the club’s administration to pursue his signing.
Gabriel Martinelli is being monitored by Barcelona at the ongoing World Cup, according to SPORT.
The Catalan club know that the chances of signing the player will significantly increase if he doesn’t renew before the end of the season, with just one season remaining on his contract ahead of next season.
Martinelli has emerged as a real leader for Mikel Arteta’s side and has been closely followed by Barcelona this season.
Out-of-favour Barcelona right-back could be on the verge of leaving Spanish heavyweights FC Barcelona, according to Calciomercato.
The Barcelona academy product has failed to make an impression at his parent club after signing for Barcelona from Arsenal.
Now with Xavi hunting for right-backs in the winter transfer window and constantly giving chances to the likes of Sergio Roberto and even Alejandro Balde, Bellerin’s place in the squad is under threat.
Currently Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma are currently leading the race to sign Bellerin from the Catalan giants.
As per The Sun, Barcelona is targeting Ajax forward Mohammed Kudus. The Ghanaian forward has popped up on the Catalan’s radar after proving his worth in Qatar.
Kudus was responsible for Ghana’s shocking comeback against South Korea and since then has become a hot prospect around Europe.
Although Kudus has a £40m price tag attached to him which could hamper Barcelona’s pursuit of the forward if Ajax aren’t prepared for a negotiation.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo has reported that Barcelona is currently leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s defender Thomas Meunier.
The Belgian international is a composed and experienced customer and could help solidify Barcelona’s shaky defense.
Although Barcelona tried to sign the 31-year-old veteran last summer as well, the deal fell off because of the Catalan’s proposal. So it’ll be intriguing to see if the Spanish heavyweights are presenting a better deal for Meunier this time out.
According to Florian Plettenberg, Barcelona have added defender Josko Gvardiol on their transfer wishlist.
The Spanish giants were knocked out of the Champions League for the second time running owing to their shambolic defense line. But Xavi now wants to ensure that the Catalans don’t make the same mistake again as they compete for Gvardiol’s signature.
News #Gvardiol: We’ve been told: NO release clause in his contract until 2027. But lots of top clubs informed about him for 2023. #CFC, #MUFC, Real and Barcelona highly involved. For Tuchel he was the main target. Boehly also focused on him. NO contact with Bayern. @SkySportDE 🇭🇷 pic.twitter.com/XQsOqjzpEx
In an interview with Cadena Ser, Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta explained why he decided to stay put at Stamford Bridge at the expense of Barcelona.
“At Chelsea, if I had played less than 30 games and then I was already a free agent. It had never happened to me in my life. The new owners arrived and they showed me the desire to stay for me,” Azpilicueta stated.
“London is my home and my children speak better English than Spanish. When I made the decision, I think Xavi understood it. If things are clear, they are understood.”
Fabrizio Romano claims that Barcelona attempted to negotiate a deal with Borussia Dortmund to get Thomas Meunier as they wanted to sign a bonafide right-back.
“Both Barcelona and Manchester United were interested in Thomas Meunier last August but there was no chance to agree on deal with Borussia Dortmund,” Romano said in his exclusive Substack column for CaughtOffside.
According to El Nacional, Argentina and PSG superstar Lionel Messi’s return to Barcelona becomes more distant as the days go by, with the club instead prioritising the signing of Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta was hell-bent on bringing Messi back to Camp Nou, but has been advised by others in the administration to go for Silva instead of the ageing Argentinian star.
As per CalcioMercato, Barcelona aren’t hopeful of signing Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans next summer as they feel he has decided to join Arsenal.
Tielemans contract expires at the end of the season, and Barcelona see him as the perfect midfielder for manager Xavi’s system, however, they think they will miss out on him.
Barcelona are looking to sign a new left-back with Jordi Alba likely to leave the club and Marcos Alonso also not performing according to expectations.
With Alejandro Balde the only viable option currently, Barcelona are looking to sign another left-back to provide depth and competition in the position.
As per El Nacional, Barcelona manager Xavi wants Chelsea left-back and former Barca youth product Marc Cucurella to return to Camp Nou.
Barcelona have shortlisted Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard, Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot, and Villarreal’s Juan Foyth to bolster the right-back spot in the winter transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalans have been in search of a right-back since the beginning of the season, but it won’t be easy to sign those players in the middle of the season as they are all important to their respective clubs.
Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo have reported that Franck Kessie insists on staying at Camp Nou despite rumors linking him to England.
The former AC Milan midfielder has failed to find a spot in Xavi’s starting eleven and has been poor even in the opportunities provided to him. But Kessie wants to compete for his spot and would work hard to find a place at Barcelona and not switch.
The race for Brazilian sensation Endrick is hotting up, with Barcelona coach Xavi admitting over the weekend that the Catalans have been in talks with the teenager about a future move.
The Barca boss even admitted that he had held talks with both Endrick and his father, endorsing the project at Camp Nou.
But as reported by Marca, debt-ridden Barcelona are not very optimistic about their chances of signing him owing to the clubs well-documented financial issues off the pitch, and have decided to back out of the race to sign the Brazilian wonderkid altogether.
Endrick, 16, is under contract with the club until 2025, putting the Brazilian team in a strong position to negotiate a large transfer fee, and are said to want at least €60m in cash for their prized asset.
Barcelona are among hosts of clubs interested in the services of Argentine midfielder, Enzo Fernandez. According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Benfica has no intention to sell the player and are pointing asking for his release clause from the potential suitors, which is currently set at €120 million.
The release clause included into Enzo Fernández contract with Benfica is worth €120m. Club has no intention to sell Enzo or let him leave in January. 🚨🇦🇷 #transfersRiver Plate also have percentage of future sale on Enzo. pic.twitter.com/IHU04n4ZVV
George Atangana, Frank Kessie’s agent has revealed that the player is “happy” and will continue at Barcelona, according to reports in Calciomercato.
“Franck has never been as happy as he is now. He achieved an objective that for many remains only a dream, that of being able to play for Barcelona. I challenge anyone to say otherwise.
“This opportunity arrived after Franck proved himself over seven years in Italy. Franck has grown and matured, earning praise, so the call from Barcelona was a consequence of all that,” he said.
Barcelona director, Jordi Cruyff, has expressed his stand on the long talked about Messi and Barcelona reunion. The Dutch director has underlined the possibility of a return after the end of his professional career.
Barcelona director Jordi Cruyff on Leo Messi’s possible return: “Barça and Messi have to be together again one day. This is clear”, tells RAC1 🚨🔵🔴🇦🇷 #FCB”Maybe could be after the end of his professional career… but Barça & Messi deserve one last hug, last dance together”. pic.twitter.com/f23M5V8Bbn
Barcelona sporting director Jordi Cruyff has confirmed that the club met with Endrick and negotiations took place, although it wasn’t anything too advanced.
“More than a negotiation, it was about teaching him the club and getting him to know our entity and our way of working at all levels. It was a very positive first contact,” Cruyff told TV3 (via Catalunya Radio).
Sergio Busquets has revealed that the rumours indicating he has agreed to join MLS side Inter Miami are not true.
“No, I’ve not decided yet – there are lot of stories and similar but I’ve nothing signed or agreed with any club,” Busquets told El Larguero
“I’d like to decide in February – for sure, not now.”
Sergio Busquets on stories of deal already agreed with Inter Miami for 2023: “No, I’ve not decided yet – there are lot of stories and similar but I’ve nothing signed or agreed with any club”, tells @ellarguero. 🚨🇪🇸🇺🇸 #FCB”I’d like to decide in February – for sure, not now”. pic.twitter.com/34s1BqI7nk
According to The Northern Echo (via SPORT), Newcastle United have raced ahead of Barcelona in the pursuit of Brazilian teenage talent Andrey Santos from Vasco da Gama.
It looks like the 18-year-old midfielder will join the Magpies in January, with Barcelona’s financial situation allowing the Premier League side to take advantage.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are ready to sit down with Sergio Busquets to discuss terms in case the 34-year-old wants to continue at the Camp Nou.
Rumours in recent weeks have suggested that the midfielder’s future lies away from the Catalan club as his contract expires at the end of the season.
Inter Milan have reportedly eyeing a potential move for Barcelona enforcer Franck Kessie ahead of the January transfer window, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.
The Ivory Coast international has struggled for form and fitness since arriving at the Camp Nou from Inter’s rivals AC Milan last summer, with just two starts to his name across the 2022/23 La Liga season so far.
Competition for places and his inability to capitalise on his opportunities have fueled talk that he might be on the move as early as January, with Inter Milan now joining the race to secure his services.
According to journalist Nicolo Schira, Sergio Busquets looks set to join MLS outfit Inter Miami on a two-year deal in July.
Busquets’ contract with Barcelona expires at the end of the current season, and the Catalans are unlikely to offer a renewal to their veteran.
Sergio #Busquets is getting closer and closer to #InterMiami from July. He could leave #Barça as a free agent and to fly to #MLS. Ready 2-years contract. #transfers #FCB
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has provided an update on the club’s plans for the upcoming winter transfer window, stating that the Catalans won’t make any additions to the current squad.
“We signed players in the summer, in principle we don’t have to do anything in January,” Laporta said.
Barça president Laporta: “We signed players in the summer, in principle we don’t have to do anything in January”. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCBOn Financial Fair Play: “Currently we are 1:1 — but in the summer we will go back to 4:1 rule by La Liga”. pic.twitter.com/Aai3MQOQwI
Barcelona could’ve signed RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo in 2021, but ended up acquiring Ferran Torres from Manchester City in January 2022 instead, Fabrizio Romano reveals in his exclusive column for CaughtOffside.
“Dani Olmo is impressing with Spain at the World Cup and I can reveal there was strong interest from Barcelona one year ago, in 2021; but then they invested €55m on Ferran Torres so nothing happened. I think Olmo is a big talent and could be great for Premier League too; but there’s nothing imminent or close as of today,” Romano mentioned in the column.
Barcelona will offer a new five-year deal to their budding left-back Alejandro Balde, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The player will fetch a higher salary and could potentially have a €1 billion release clause inserted in his contract.
Barcelona proposal to Alejandro Balde for new contract will be a five year deal with an increased salary — also release clause will be discussed. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCBPotential release clause would be worth €1B, same as Gavi, Pedri, Koundé, Ferran Torres and more. pic.twitter.com/0O3IVUkMJB
In a turn of events, Sergio Busquets could end up staying put at the Camp Nou beyond the current season, according to Fabrizio Romano via his exclusive column for CaughtOffside.
The veteran midfielder’s contract expires at the end of this season, with rumours suggesting that he will leave the club in July.
“Xavi is very happy with Sergio Busquets. He’s convinced he can do very well for the club for one more season; but it also depends on Busquets,” Romano explained.
“A decision will be made in 2023 and not now. There’s a chance for him to continue for one more year as Xavi will push for that, but Busquets has also proposals from MLS.”
According to MARCA, Xavi and FC Barcelona have had contact with Brazilian wonderkid Endrick. The 16-year-old is being chased by the likes of PSG and Real Madrid, and Xavi wants to quickly sign the player before any immense competition.
“We have been talking with his [Endrick’s] father and also directly with the player too,” Xavi told ESPN.
“I explained the project at Barcelona. We want talented players, and he is a talent, capable of making difference. He has the great finishing, dribbling and a capacity to make a difference on the pitch.”
“He is a player already of the present – playing in the Brazilian league – and also the future.”
According to Fichajes, Chelsea are once again considering the possibility of making a move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong in the winter.
Barcelona’s administration are hoping to sell De Jong in order to generate some revenue to balance the books. Chelsea were in for the Dutch midfielder during the last transfer window, however, he wasn’t willing to make a move away from Barcelona.
Barcelona have been interested in signing La Real’s Martin Zubimendi as a potential replacement for Busquests. The Blaugranas now face stiff competition from Manchester United in their pursuit of the midfielder, according to reports from Mundo Deportivo.
According to El Nacional, Barcelona will keep an eye on PSV forward Cody Gakpo’s performances during the World Cup and accordingly make a move for him.
Gakpo has caught the eye of many elite clubs with his performances for PSV this season and has started the World Cup on a bright note as well by scoring a goal to help the Netherlands beat Senegal.
If he continues his performances Barcelona may consider matching PSV’s asking price of €50m but will have to ward off Manchester United’s interest.
As per El Nacional, Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández has requested the club administration to not sell Frenkie de Jong and Marc-André Ter Stegen.
Barcelona need to generate revenues after their disastrous UCL campaign that saw them exit in the group stage itself. The club are considering selling De Jong and Ter Stegen who could reportedly get them €80m.
However, Xavi still sees them as a part of his future plans and instead wants Barcelona to renew the duo.
According to El Nacional, Atletico Madrid are closely monitoring out-of-favour Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba and will make move for him if performs well at the World Cup.
While Alba is considered a legend at Barcelona, the Catalans want to move on from him as he ages. Atletico Madrid could be the ideal destination as they’re looking to replace Renan Lodi whom they sold to Nottingham Forest in the summer.
According to SPORT, Barcelona and Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on the contract situation of Borussia Dortmund’s prodigious German striker Youssoufa Moukoko, and could battle it out for a Bosman transfer next summer.
The 18-year-old, who is poised to make his World Cup debut for Germany, has piqued the interest of number of clubs from across the continent, due to the fact that his contract with the Bundesliga club expires at the end of the season and yet to put pen to a fresh deal.
Speaking to Món Deportivo(via El Nacional), RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo stated he would like to play under Barcelona manager Xavier Hernández and has fond memories of La Masia.
Earlier, reports suggested that RB Leipzig could be looking to sell Olmo to generate some revenue for future transfer windows. Barcelona are considering bringing back their academy graduate who has excelled in the Bundesliga.
According to Fichajes, Barcelona will once again push for the signing of César Azpilicueta in the winter transfer window.
The Chelsea skipper was the subject of Barcelona’s interest in the last transfer window and was very close to joining the Catalans, but ultimately renewed with the Blues till 2024.
Barcelona manager Xavier Hernández still sees Azpilicueta as a part of his plans and hopes to bring him to Camp Nou in January
According to Fichajes, Barcelona are monitoring the situation of Standard Liege’s highly-rated midfielder Nicolas Raskin, who is also a target for Scottish side Rangers.
Raskin, 21, will be a free-agent next summer and could be made available for a bargain basement €5-7 million price when the transfer market reopens in January, as the Belgium outfit looks to avoid losing him for free at the end of the season.
Marco Asensio’s current deal at the Bernabeu expires at the end of this season, and that has seen him being extensively linked with a move to rivals Barcelona.
However, contrary to recent reports in Spain, Asensio has claimed that he is happy with his current situation at Real Madrid and has suggested that he does not see Barcelona as a future option.
Marco Asensio: “Barcelona was never an option. I’m happy at Real Madrid, I feel very well… but in future you never know”, tells El Chiringuito. 🚨⚪️ #FCB #RealMadrid“In that case, it wasn’t true that I was considering Barça as option”. pic.twitter.com/reSEmuLlcF
Barcelona will only be able to sign Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva or former player and current PSG star Lionel Messi, reports Fichajes.
Both Messi and Silva have been followed by Barcelona since last summer, with the club hoping to sign them in the upcoming transfer windows.
However, the report states that due to their early Champions League exit this campaign, they won’t have the financial resources to complete deals for both players, and will have to make the tough decision of letting go of one of them.
Speaking to De Telegraaf in an interview, Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong reiterated that he was happy at the club and hoped to stay for another 8-10 years with the Catalans.
Since the last transfer window, Barcelona have been looking to offload the Dutch midfielder to make up revenue and space for new players. Again in the upcoming window De Jong has been linked with an exit, however, he wants to stay put.
According to El Nacional, Barcelona will be keeping a track of AC Milan star Rafael Leão’s performances during the upcoming Qatar World Cup.
Leão has impressed many with his performances in the last two seasons. He won Serie A’s MVP award last campaign and led AC Milan to their first league title in 11 years.
With his contract expiring in 2024 and no indication of a renewal so far, many clubs are looking to sign him for a bargain next summer. It seems Barcelona will also join the race for the Portuguese starlet.
According to El Nacional, Borussia Dortmund right-back Thomas Meunier is one of the potential candidates identified by Barcelona to reinforce their defence in the winter.
Barcelona have been interested in the 31-year-old right-back since the last transfer window but didn’t push for his signing after Héctor Bellerín joined the club. Since his contract expires in 2024, they would have to pay a low fee of €6m to bring him to the Camp Nou.
Barcelona are reportedly on the brink of reaching an agreement with 19-year-old Spanish prodigy Alejandro Balde over a new deal.
According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, following the latest round of meetings and negotiations, there is a cofident feeling that the two parties are closer to agreeing to terms over a bumper new contract for breakout star Balde.
The 19-year-old full-back will likely sign a long-term contract that will contain a €500 million release clause.
Balde’s current contract expires in 2024, and the Blaugrana are intent on getting him tied down to improved terms sooner rather than later after the teenager was called up to the Spanish national team for the FIFA World Cup as a injury replacement for Jose Gaya.
As per Fichajes, Barcelona are considering signing Sporting Lisbon right-back Pedro Porro in the upcoming winter transfer window.
It is unknown whether full-backs Sergio Roberto and Héctor Bellerín will still be in Barcelona next season, therefore the Catalans are looking to sign Porro to reinforce their defence. However, they will reportedly face competition from rivals Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur.
As per El Nacional, Barcelona are looking to insert Frenkie de Jong into their deal to sign Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva.
Barcelona have been eyeing a move for Silva since the last transfer window, however, City’s asking price of €80m is proving to be too high for the Catalans.
To make up for this, Barcelona are planning to use De Jong as a part of the deal. De Jong refused many offers for him to leave Camp Nou in the summer, however, the report claims that playing under Pep Guardiola at City does entice him.
Barcelona manager Xavi does see De Jong as a part of his plans, but may have to let go of him to secure Silva’s signing.
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández is not interested in signing Wolves midfielder Rúben Neves, according to El Nacional.
As per the report, Xavi doesn’t think Neves is ideal for Barcelona’s current 4-3-3 setup. He does however feel the Portuguese midfielder would be ideal in a two-man pivot but doesn’t feel that the club’s tactics should change to accommodate him.
Barcelona have opened the doors for Memphis Depay to leave in January. According to reports from the AS, Barcelona will listen to offers for the Dutch forward and accept should an interesting one arrives.
Depay has dropped down in pecking order this season under Xavi.
According to SPORT, Barcelona is considering Josko Gvardiol as a replacement for veteran defender Gerard Pique. The Spanish centre-back hung his boots in the middle of the season and now the Catalans are monitoring a catalogue of defenders as his possible replacements.
The Croatian centre-back has also received interests from England but the Spanish heavyweights would be hoping to get his signature before he is targeted by other clubs.
Barcelona are interested in Arsenal’s 19-year-old midfield prodigy Charlie Patino, who is now on loan at Blackpool in the Championship, according to Calciomercato.it.
The Catalans hope to buy the teenager during the 2023 summer transfer window in order to bolster the midfield, which will lose Sergio Busquets and perhaps Franck Kessié.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that the club won’t be able to sign players in January due to La Liga’s Financial Fair Play regulations.
Barça president Joan Laporta: “According to La Liga’s Financial Fair Play, we can’t sign players in January. We are trying our best to persuade La Liga to be more flexible”, tells EFE. 🔵🔴 #FCB pic.twitter.com/pzYQ8JpkGh
Amid interest from Roma, who desperately want to sign a new right-back, Héctor Bellerín wants to stay at Barcelona. This comes from a report by SPORT.
The Spanish right-back wants to continue at Camp Nou till the end of the season, after which he will make a decision on his future that seems to be full of uncertainty.
As per El Nacional, PSG star Lionel Messi’s only condition for returning to former club Barcelona next season is that Xavi Hernández should remain the club’s manager.
Reportedly the two former teammates have been in constant communication with one another and Messi will only play at Barca again under Xavi.
Xavi has had a good start to the season in the league, with his side on top of the table heading into the World Cup break. However, the early exit from the Champions League has put him under some pressure.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta will have to keep Xavi, irrespective of how the season ends if he wishes to see Messi at Camp Nou again.
Barcelona’s veteran midfielder and one of the all time greats, Sergio Busquets, is at the twilight of his career. His Barcelona contract is up in the summer.
According to Ekrem Konur, the Spaniard is drawing interest from Saudi Arabia. Two clubs are reportedly interested in the defensive midfielder, however the midfielder prefers a move to the MLS.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona want to exchange Franck Kessié with Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz in the winter transfer window.
Kessié’s performances since joining in the summer have not met Barcelona’s expectations and the Catalans are willing to offload him 6 months later.
They see Luiz as the ideal candidate to strengthen their midfield, and hope to swap him with Kessié, without having to spend any money on a transfer fees.
West Ham United are interested in bringing Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba to the Premier League in the winter transfer window, reports Fichajes.
West Ham’s performances have fallen down considerably from the previous two seasons, with the club 16th on the table heading into the World Cup break.
They see Alba as the ideal candidate to improve their backline and instil leadership in the squad. The report states that West Ham are pondering bringing him on loan or permanently.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will shift to Youri Tielemans if they fail to land Ilkay Gundogan to Camp Nou next summer. The German midfielder’s contract in England ends in 2023, and Xavi is hoping to get him either at a discounted price in January or for free next season.
But if the Spanish giants fail to land Gundogan, they’ll raid Leicester City for the services of Youri Tielemans. The Belgian midfielder is currently being chased by Arsenal who is leading the race for his signature but Barcelona could hijack that deal.
According to Sport, Barcelona want to sell Sergiño Dest permanently at the end of the season, when his loan stint with AC Milan ends.
The Serie A champions do have the option to buy the player, though, so it remains to be seen where Dest ends up ahead of the next season.
According to Sport, Barcelona are planning on making just one signing in the January transfer window.
The club wants to reinforce the right-back position, with Diogo Dalot, Juan Foyth, and Benjamin Pavard on Blaugrana’s shortlist.
Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessié could make a shocking exit from the Camp Nou in January after reports from Sport suggest that Aston Villa and Fulham are interested in the player.
The Catalans would be open to sell Kessié – who arrived for free in the summer – given their precarious financial condition, with Aston Villa ready to offer €14 million and Fulham ready to offer €22 million for the 25-year-old.
Kessié found himself on the periphery under Xavi before suffering an injury in a Champions League game against Viktoria Plzen.
Jordi Alba has committed his future to Barcelona, dismissing claims that the player received offers from Inter or any other club.
“I’ve never received any proposal from Inter or any other club. I always wanted to stay at Barça,” Alba told Mundo Deportivo.
“I want to stay and retire here. But I’ll be the first person to leave the day I believe I no longer have the quality that this club needs.”
Jordi Alba: “I’ve never received any proposal from Inter or any other club. I always wanted to stay at Barça”, tells MD. 🔵🔴 #FCB“I want to stay and retire here. But I’ll be the first person to leave the day I believe I no longer have the quality that this club needs”. pic.twitter.com/vUn2FtzT3r
According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, İlkay Gündoğan is reportedly on Barcelona’s radar for the upcoming winter transfer window.
The Catalans want to add depth to their midfield for the second half of the season, and believe the Manchester City man to be a versatile midfielder who can play in both a single-pivot role and as an interior in a midfield three.
It is, however, unlikely that Pep Guardiola and the Cityzens would let such a move materialize.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta discussed the return of Lionel Messi to the Camp Nou, stating that the club will always be his home.
“Messi knows that at Barça, he’ll be at home. But I don’t want to talk about Leo because he plays for PSG,” Laporta told Sport.
“I’ll only say that he’s the best player in the history of Barcelona.”
The Argentine’s contract with PSG expires at the end of the season, with a lot of speculation suggesting that the Barcelona legend might make a sensational return to the club where he won it all.
Joan Laporta on Leo Messi’s possible return to Barcelona: “Messi knows that at Barça, he’ll be at home. But I don’t want to talk about Leo because he plays for PSG”, told Sport. 🇦🇷 #FCB“I’ll only say that he’s the best player in the history of Barcelona”. pic.twitter.com/4oREwnfdKN
Xavi Hernandez has made a list of a few players who he’ll be closely monitoring at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according to El Nacional. One of these players is Canadian forward Jonathan David, whom Xavi wants to bring to Camp Nou.
The Lille striker has been circled around by some of the biggest European outfits and Barcelona will hope to get him to Spain.
Another factor is that Robert Lewandowski is leading the Barcelona attack without any competition and youngsters like David would give him tough competition for the striker spot in Xavi’s eleven.
Journalist Jose Alvarez has claimed on El Chiringuito TV that Barcelona is planning to hunt another player from Girona’s ship. The Catalan giants are aiming to bring Aleix Garcia to Camp Nou at the end of the season.
Barcelona will look to bolster their midfield next summer considering Busquets is leaving and Kessie hasn’t performed according to expectations.
The Girona midfielder is a strong figure in the middle of the park and could help the Spanish heavyweights knowing his contract expires in 2023.
🚨 INFORMACIÓN DE @10JoseAlvarez 🚨❞𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐢𝐱 𝐆𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐢́𝐚 𝐲 𝐀𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐮 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢́𝐧𝐞𝐳 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐜̧𝐚❞ #ChiringuitoBarcelona pic.twitter.com/QL1AtVum2M
Journalist Albert Roge has reported that Barcelona’s young starlet Alex Collado could return to his parent club in the January transfer window after spending a poor loan spell at Elche.
The Spanish youngster has failed to make an impression and has been starved of minutes playing for Elche. But with his contract expiring in 2024 and him not being in Xavi’s future plans, Collado could be shipped to some other club for extra cash.
En el Elche se están planteando romper la cesión de Álex Collado en enero. El azulgrana ocupa mucho espacio salarial. Además, si vuelve al Barça y sale traspasado (termina contrato en 2024), cobrarían un 20% del traspaso.🤝 @tjuanmarti @relevo https://t.co/0A0UvQKt3Y
Journalist Manuel Sainz at Diaria AS has reported that Xavi has his eyes set on Girona’s ‘Little Boss’. Arnau Martinez, Girona’s right-back is a La Masia graduate and Xavi wants to bring the youngster back to Camp Nou.
The Catalans have struggled at right-back with Hector Bellerin and Sergio Roberto not performing up to the mark. Martinez’s termination clause is set at 20m which Barcelona could meet considering his contract with Girona is until 2025.
As per El Nacional, Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández is keen on signing in-form Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimarães to strengthen Barcelona’s midfield core.
Xavi will reportedly be monitoring how Guimarães performs in the World Cup and depending on how well the Brazilian midfielder does, will ask Barcelona to go all out for him.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo have reported that Barcelona are eyeing Villareal’s centre-back Jorge Cuenca. The Catalans are looking to rebuild their backline after multiple injuries and Cuenca could be a useful asset for them. Jorge Cuenca could be a long-term solution for the departing Gerard Pique considering Barcelona are looking at 31-year-old Inigo Martinez right now.
Spanish publication Fichajes have reported that FC Barcelona are keeping close tabs on Manchester United’s 18-year-old prodigy Alejandro Garnacho. The young Argentine wonderkid has earned applause after dropping some magnificent performances for Manchester United’s youth and first teams.
Barcelona can sign Garnacho considering Depay and Fati are pushing for a move away from the club and Ferran Torres has fallen down the pecking order under Xavi. With Garnacho’s contract in Manchester expiring in 2023, FC Barcelona could start negotiations with him in January to convinve him to come to Spain.
According to TEAMtalk, FC Barcelona are closely monitoring the situation of Mikel Arteta at Arsenal. The Spanish coach has converted the Gunners’ side into a fantastic outfit making them reach the pinnacle of the Premier League table.
With Xavi constantly failing in the Champions League, Barcelona could bring Mikel Arteta onboard to replace the former midfielder.
The Catalans could receive stiff competition from Areteta’s former club Manchester City as the English outfit are still hunting for Pep Guardiola’s successor if he decides to leave.
Barcelona might not sign a new centre-back after all, thanks to Marcos Alonso’s convincing performances as a makeshift centre-back.
The Catalans were on the hunt for a new defender following Gerard Piqué’s mid-season retirement, but will now continue to place their faith on the summer signing from Chelsea to get the job done, according to Mundo Deportivo.
According to Fichajes, Borussia Dortmund prodigy Youssoufa Moukoko has demanded €7m-a-year from the clubs chasing his signature.
Xavi’s Barcelona are one of the clubs chasing the prolific young goalscorer. The Catalans did sign Robert Lewandowski this summer but Moukoko could be seen as a long-term option for the Spanish giants.
Fichajes has reported that AS Roma have identified Hector Bellerin as a transfer target next summer. Jose Mourinho’s side, although in 7th place in the table, are just one point below Juventus, who complete the Serie A top four.
Bellerin, who has failed to constantly feature in Barcelona’s starting XI, could switch to Roma in search of minutes. The Spaniard’s contract expires at the end of the season.
According to Spanish publication SPORT, FC Barcelona are closely monitoring the development of Almeria’s young defender Kaiky Fernandez. The Spanish giants were close to sealing a deal with the Brazilian but pulled out, with Kaiky signing for Almeria instead.
Although Almeria are currently blocking the deal, the Spanish outfit are trying their best to convince the 18-year-old to make the move to Camp Nou, with Xavi reported to be heavily involved in the behind-the-scene operations.
Todo Fichajes reports that Barcelona’s young striker Ansu Fati is on the verge of leaving the Spanish outfit. The successor of Lionel Messi’s number.10 jersey at Barcelona, the forward was destined for greatness. But constant injuries shrouded Fati’s tenure at Camp Nou as he has fallen down the pecking order under the leadership of Xavi. With the Catalan giants possessing multiple deadly poachers in front of goal, it looks like Fati’s stint in Spain could be coming to an end. The report suggests that Jorge Mendes has offered Fati to the likes of Bayern Munich and PSG.
Spanish publication SPORT have outlined that Barcelona are looking to extend Marcos Alonso’s contract in January. The Catalan giants have been impressed with the former Chelsea defender’s performance since he joined the club this summer. Reportedly the two parties have agreed towards a contract renewal and Barcelona are looking to offer Alonso a 2-year contract extension.
Barcelona is keeping close tabs on Manchester City’s Spanish defender Aymeric Laporte. As per SPORT, Laporte is Barcelona’s second option if they fail to land the services of Inigo Martinez. The Basque defender has been heavily linked to a switch to Camp Nou and if the plan fails, they could switch their eyes to Laporte.
Barcelona’s Dutch forward Memphis Depay is growing frustrated at Barcelona and could be on his way out in the summer.
Sevilla are one of the teams that might be a potential destination for the Netherlands international, according to Fichajes.
Inigo Martinez is considered the successor of Gerard Pique at Camp Nou with the latter recently hanging up his boots. The Spanish veteran’s contract with the Basques expires in 2023 and Xavi wants to bring him to Barcelona to bolster his backline.
“I am happy here, I am very comfortable. Let’s say that my future is not at all clear, but this is not the time or the place to be able to talk about the subject of my renewal. All this can lead you to confusion. I avoid any topic of this type, ”he stated.
Fichajes has reported that Barcelona is closely monitoring Carlos Soler from PSG. The Spaniard has been influential coming off the bench for the Parisians. Soler could walk into Barcelona’s midfield having played in Spain before and with him lacking minutes in France, Soler could be interested to return to La Liga.
Barcelona are looking for reinforcements in the right back position and have identified Lyon’s 19-year-old, Malo Gusto. According the Fichajes, the French right-back is on the short list for right back position. Gusto has featured 13 times for Lyon this season and has grabbed one assist as well.
Other candidates on the list are Diego Dalot, Juan Foyth and Arnau Martinez.
Owing to his good performances from the left-back spot and giving veteran Jordi Alba a run for his money as his backup, Barcelona are confident about extending Alejandro Balde’s contract, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The player is admired by both Xavi and the board as he is someone who’s considered to be important to both the present and future of the club.
Barcelona have been very clear in recent internal talks and planning: Alejandro Balde is considered as an important player for present and future, appreciated by manager and board. 🔵🔴 #FCBDiscussions are expected to take place on his contract situation. pic.twitter.com/ilaWBxPpi1
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, AC Milan are said to be interested in acquiring emerging Spanish full-back prospect Alejandro Balde from Barcelona in 2023.
The reigning Serie A champions are keeping a close eye on his position at FC Barcelona. And if he does not sign a new contract with the Catalan club, the Rossoneri will launch a pursuit for the 19-year-old rising star.
Alejandro Balde has long been regarded as one of Spain’s most promising full-backs during his years at Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, and is enjoying a breakout campaign under Xavi, but has just two years to run on his current Camp Nou deal.
Barcelona have been handed a boost in their quest to sign Borussia Dortmund’s in-demand striker Youssoufa Moukoka, with the youngster stalling signing a new deal, as per Sport Bild.
Dortmund have already tabled a contract offer ready for the young striker to sign for some time now. This new deal would see the 17-year-old’s salary bump to €5m per year, but the German youth international has been reluctant in putting pen to paper.
Catalan boss Xavi is interested in bringing Girona defender Arnau Martinez to Camp Nou as he looks to improve right-back options at his disposal, according to Diario Sport.
Sergi Roberto is sidelined for the foreseeable future due to a long-term injury, leaving Hector Bellerin as the club’s only natural option for the position.
The problem that could arise for the Catalan side is that he is under contract until June 2025. Girona’s asking price is believed to be around €20 million. It remains to be seen whether Barca can afford the signing despite their current financial woes.
Todo Fichajes has reported that Barcelona might back out from signing Jorginho next summer. The Italian midfielder has been heavily linked to a move to Spain but his high wages might force Barcelona to look for other options.
According to SPORT, Barcelona have reportedly made efforts to place themselves at front of the long queue to sign young Borussia Dortmund star Youssoufa Moukoko.
The Blaugrana view the Dortmund prodigy as the eventual replacement for 34-year-old talisman Robert Lewandowski, but will have to fend off competition from European rivals Juventus, Real Madrid and Liverpool to be able to bring in the 17-year-old.
The teenage forward has started this campaign in brilliant form in the Bundesliga side’s first-team, scoring six goals and four in 12 Bundesliga games.
According to Fichajes, Barcelona is eyeing three key defenders as Gerard Pique’s replacement. The Spanish veteran retired from football after playing his last game for the Catalans. The Spanish giants are closely monitoring Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig as Pique’s replacement. The young Croatian defender has impressed elites across Europe with his outstanding performances and is being closely watched by Chelsea as well.
According to AS, Barcelona are reportedly prepared to launch the offensive for Las Palmas wonderkid Alberto Moleiro in January, who is also the subject of interest from Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.
Moleiro, 19, has a €30m buyout clause at Las Palmas until 2026, but this cost will double if the Segunda División club gets promoted back to the Spanish top flight this term.
This is not for the first time Barca have been linked to the highly-rated midfielder. The Catalans failed to secure his signature last summer owing to their financial woes, and plan to revive their interest in the Las Palmas youth product in January, with the intention of loaning him back until the end of the season.
According to El Nacional, Napoli are pursuing left back Jordi Alba, who could be on his way out of Barcelona in the January transfer window.
Alba, 33, has battled for regular playing time under coach Xavi, featuring in only 648 minutes of La Liga and Champions League action. Alba is one of the highest-paid players at Barcelona, and the club is looking to make free up space on the wage bill in the coming months.
Barcelona have joined the race for soon-to-be-free-agent Wilfried Zaha and will compete with Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea for the Ivorian international.
That’s according to the Evening Standard, which claims the Blaugrana reckon the 29-year-old as a good fit for their attack owing to his pace, power, directness, and finishing.
Zaha, 29, will be out-of-contract at the end of the season, with foreign clubs able to negotiate a pre-contract as early as this upcoming January.
According to Diario Sport, Barcelona will renew their pursuit of Manchester City star Bernardo Silva in January courtesy of Gerard Pique’s abrupt retirement.
The Catalans are expected to make a lot of additions in January all across the board, and manager Xavi Hernandez is said to consider Silva as a key component of his long-term vision at the Camp Nou.
The Spanish giants were strongly linked with the Portugal international throughout this past summer window, and they are now apparently optimistic that they have the finances to complete a move thanks to Pique’s impending retirement, which will free up room on their wage bill for a big-money, high-profile superstar signing.
Silva, 28, is still eager to join Camp Nou but City are reluctant to let him leave.
Following Gerard Piqué’s announcement regarding his retirement, Xavi has confirmed that Barcelona will sign a centre-back in January, with Iñigo Martínez among the shortlisted players according to Fabrizio Romano.
“We will go for a centre back in January, it will be a priority as Piqué has decided to leave.”
Xavi confirms Barça plan to sign new centre back: “We will go for a centre back in January, it will be a priority as Piqué has decided to leave”. 🔵🔴 #FCBBarcelona are exploring options with Iñigo Martínez in the list since long time, decisions will be made during World Cup. pic.twitter.com/fP9br3BcGQ
Gerard Piqué announced his retirement from football on Thursday night, with the 35-year-old set to leave Barcelona mid-season. Now, the Catalans are working to terminate the centre-back’s contract.
Barça president Laporta: “Gerard Piqué will always be a symbol of Barcelona. We’re in the process for financial agreement to terminate the contract – he wants to help the club”. 🔵🔴 #FCB”He understands our financial situation”. Pique’s contract will be terminated next week. pic.twitter.com/v0vofG0ahw
PSG’s 17-year-old academy prospect Ilyes Housni has caught the eyes of those at Barcelona, according to Le 10 Sport.
The centre-forward has scored eight goals and registered two assists in the ongoing UEFA Youth League, helping Les Parisiens to qualify for the Round of 16.
Housni’s contract is set to expire on June 30, 2023, and PSG are in talks with his representatives to strike a new deal. The Blaugrana, however, are magnetised by the player’s potential and will go all hands on deck to acquire Housni.
According to Evening Standard, Barcelona would like to explore the possibility of signing Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha ahead of the next season.
The Catalans already ahead Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski to the attack last season, so it’s unsure how Zaha would fit in. Regardless, he would a steal for any team given he’ll be signed for free after the expiration of his contract.
Despite signing a new long-term contract until 2027 with his Basque club, Martin Zubimendi remains Xavi Hernandez’s first-choice Sergio Busquets replacement.
Zubimendi’s contract includes a €90m (£78.5m) release clause, however, according to Sport, Barcelona are still determined to bring him to Camp Nou during next summer’s transfer window.
With Jorginho pressing for a new deal at Chelsea, Barcelona are looking at alternative midfield options, and Xavi reckons the Real Sociedad midfielder’s profile strongly matches for the Busquets role. However, the 23-year-old’s astronomical buyout clause could be a sticking point given Barca’s ongoing financial woes.
Barcelona are already making moves in the market to replace Gerard Pique after the legendary defender announced his impending retirement by unexpectedly on Thursday.
Inigo Martinez is the main candidate to succeed Piqué in mid-2023 and according to Diario Sport, they will sign the soon-to-be-out-of-contract Athletic Bilbao centre-back on the 1st of July next year.
The report adds that Barcelona have a deal in place with Martinez, who was subject of interest this summer, to sign a deal when his contract expires next summer, with the 31-year-old looking for a change of scenery.
Barcelona and Spanish legend Gerard Piqué has announced that he’ll be leaving FC Barcelona mid-season and retiring.
The player posted a video on his social media where he said that Barcelona’s game against Almeria at the Camp Nou on Sunday would be his last.
“I’ve always said that after Barça there would be no other team and that’s the way it will be,” the Barcelona
Culers, us he de dir una cosa. pic.twitter.com/k3V919pm1T
Barcelona right-back Héctor Bellerín, whose contracts expires at the end of the season, has expressed his desire to continue at the Camp Nou.
“I want to sign a new deal as I want to stay here at Barça, I’m really happy”, the 27-year-old told Catalunya Radio (via @FabrizioRomano).
“Projects take time, it’s normal in football. We trust Xavi, 100%”.
According to Sport, Barcelona want Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to be the next manager to take over the reigns at the Camp Nou.
Xavi has led the Catalans to a good start in La Liga, although they crashed out of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and dropped to the Europa League.
Barcelona are reportedly considering Mikel Arteta as their next boss 👀🇪🇸
Barcelona have been interested in bringing back their academy graduate and current RB Leipzig star, Dani Olmo, to Camp Nou. They have tried multiple times in the previous windows to secure the move but failed due to economic reasons.
According to Fichajes, the Blaugranas now face stiff competition from Manchester United and Manchester City for the signing of the Spaniard.
According to Sport, Barcelona are considering making a move for the Bayern Munich’s wantaway full-back Benjamin Pavard, whose contract with Bayern Munich expires in 2024.
Pavard, 26, has been identified as the first-choice option for Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez as the Catalans look to bring in a new regular right-back, with both Sergi Roberto and Hector Bellerin out-of-contract at the end of the season.
Frenkie de Jong has reportedly decided against a move away from Barcelona midway through the season despite strong interest from the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea, according to Diario Sport.
The Spanish outlet claim De Jong no intentions of leaving Barcelona at the turn of the year, and has ruled out a mid-season move.
The report adds that the 25-year-old playmaker is ‘clear and firm’ in his stance on his Barça future, which comes as a huge blow to long-term admirers Man United and other suitors.
Barcelona are looking forward to offload some players in the upcoming winter transfer market and Memphis Depay could be on the list of players on their way out.
According to reports from the Sport, Juventus were keen on bringing the Dutch forward to Turin in the summer but couldn’t match his salary demands but now they can and are looking to secure his signature before a bidding war begins.
Barcelona continue looking at options to add depth to their squad and give Xavi more options. The Blaugranas are reportedly keen on signing Villarreal’s 21-year-old winger, Nicolas Jackson, whose contract ends on June 30th, according to reports by Mundo Deportivo.
The Senegalese winger has scored twice and provided three assists in 11 appearances this season for the Yellow Submarine.
Barcelona continue to dream of bringing Lionel Messi back to Camp Nou and have been plotting move for the upcoming transfer windows. According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Barcelona now face stiff competition from Inter Miami for signing Lionel Messi.
The MLS club is said to be growing increasingly confident and hope to get the deal over the line in the coming months. PSG are also adamant on keeping the Argentine legend and are pushing for a renewal.
According to Franck Kessié’s agent, all the rumours about the former AC Milan man wanting to leave the club are false.
“It’s all fake news, totally false. He is happy in Barcelona and he doesn’t want to leave,” he told Mundo Deportivo, via Fabrizio Romano.
“Franck has only been at the club for a few months, still in the process of adapting to the team and Barça’s style of play.”
Franck Kessie’s agent: “It’s all fake news, totally false. He is happy in Barcelona and he doesn’t want to leave”, tells @mundodeportivo. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB“Franck has only been at the club for a few months, still in the process of adapting to the team and Barça’s style of play”. pic.twitter.com/3bzLFhgtQm
Newcastle United are ready to bid €50m for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen to lure him away from Camp Nou, reports El Nacional.
Furthermore, the report states that the Magpies are also willing to offer Ter Stegen a blank cheque. Barcelona won’t let go of him easily, however, with their knockout from the Champions League, they need revenues to stabilise the club and Ter Stegen’s sale could help.
According to the Daily Star, Barcelona are ready to splash money on signing Newcastle United’s midfield general Bruno Guimarães in the winter transfer window.
The Brazilian has been brilliant for the Magpies ever since making the switch from Lyon last season, and has received interest from many top clubs across Europe.
Rated at £60 million, the Catalans will hope to offload Frenkie de Jong in January for a sizable fee, which would help them spend the money on the signing of Guimarães without much hassle.
Spanish outlet Sport has reported that FC Barcelona is aiming to bring their poster boy, Lionel Messi, back to Camp Nou in January instead of next summer. The Argentine had recently been linked heavily to the club where he spent more than a decade of his playing career after switching ships to PSG two seasons ago. But after FC Barcelona has been pushed to the UEFA Europa League for the second season running, Xavi wants Messi to return to Spain in January and help the Catalans reach glory again
Sport has reported that Chelsea’s veteran midfielder Jorginho could hear offers from FC Barcelona as early as January. Despite pressuring the North London outfit for a contract extension, Jorginho could be prepared to switch ships to Spain if Chelsea does not offer him a pay rise. Xavi would be hopeful to get Jorginho’s services considering he could perfectly replace Sergio Busquets in the starting eleven.
Barca’s financial problems continue as the Catalan outfit faces another expense in their hunt for silverware. The club would have to pay Robert Lewandowski’s former club €1.25m every time the Polish striker touches the 25 goals tally in a season, reports BILD. After 16 games this summer, the Polish striker has touched double digits taking his goal-scoring tally to 17 and Joan Laporta has to be prepared to pay the upcoming amount.
According to Albert Rogé and Toni Juanmartí of Relevo, Barcelona’s sports management and coaching staff have found the player to replace Sergio Busquets: N’Golo Kanté.
El Barcelona está buscando 𝙨𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖 𝘽𝙪𝙨𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙩𝙨.💥 Y el favorito de la dirección deportiva y del cuerpo técnico del club es N’Golo Kanté.@albert_roge 🤝 @tjuanmarti💻 https://t.co/zbPnqO6RDj pic.twitter.com/XRDCCzhOpg
Even though Busquets’ contract expires in June 2023, the club believes that the 34-year-old’s time is up at the Camp Nou and that he should be offloaded at the end of the current season.
As such, the Blaugrana are exploring the market for the best players to replace Busquets, and have reportedly narrowed the list down to just one player, which is Kanté.
According to Joaquim Piera of Sport, Barcelona haven’t given up on their desire to sign Brazilian sensation Endrick, who has been the centre of a lot of transfer rumours recently.
Teams like PSG and Real Madrid are serious in their ambition to sign the 16-year-old, but Piera reports that the communication between Palmeiras and Barcelona remains fluid.
However, it will be tough for the Catalans as the player can’t represent any European team before 2024 and it would be unlikely that they trigger Endrick’s €60 milliion release clause anytime soon, given their financial constraints.
According to Fichajes, Barcelona are looking to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo to reinforce their attacking strength in January.
Olmo is reportedly favoured by Barcelona manager Xavi, and currently is not pleased with his involvement in RB Leipzig’s games, therefore he may be reconsidering his future.
As per the report, Barcelona are hoping Olmo’s time in their academy is enough to give them an advantage over other clubs trying to sign him.
According to Fichajes, PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangaré is seen by Barcelona as an alternative to Sergio Busquets in their midfield pivot.
Busquets’ contract expires next summer, and the noticeable drop in his recent performances indicates he won’t be renewed. Sangaré has impressed for PSV and would bring something new to Barcelona’s midfield particularly with his goalscoring prowess.
According to El Nacional, Barcelona have identified Lazio goalkeeper Luís Maximiano and Fiorentina goalkeeper, Alban Lafont, as options for the future in case Marc-André ter Stegen’s injury issues continue.
Despite Ter Stegen’s excellent start to the season, there are worries in Barcelona over his injury history, therefore the club wants to get adequate cover in the goalkeeping position.
Barcelona are looking at Ajax midfielder Edson Álvarez as an option to replace Sergio Busquets if he leaves next season, reports Sport.
Busquets’ performances have fallen massively this season with the Spanish midfielder set to end his 15-year-career at Barcelona and reportedly move to the MLS after his contract expires next summer.
Álvarez has impressed for Ajax in the last few seasons and was sought out by Chelsea, with the Blues narrowly missing out on him in the last transfer window.
Barcelona have been keeping an eye on Wolves and Portugal midfielder, Ruben Neves, for a while now. The Catalan giants are now said to be in advanced talks with Wolves for a January transfer, according to Sport. The Blaugranas are exploring a loan move with an obligation to buy for the 25-year-old.
Barcelona, among other teams, were interested in signing Inter Milan’s Argentine striker, Lautaro Martinez. The 25-year-old has expressed his desire to continue at Inter and dreams to become an all-time legend for the Nerazzurri, according to Fichajes.
Lautaro Martinez said in a recent interview, “I’ve been here for five years, I’m happy here at Inter, I really hope to become a club legend. I signed a new contract a year ago and I’m only focused on Inter.”
Barcelona will now look at alternatives, with names like Youssoufa Moukoko being considered as the successor Robert Lewandowski.
According to El Nacional, Barcelona are looking to sell summer signing Franck Kessié during the January transfer window.
Barcelona haven’t been impressed by Kessié so far, who has failed to adapt in his new club and is seen last in the midfield pecking order. Barca reportedly feel his wages are too high for his performances and look to let go of him.
His replacement would be La Masia product Nico González who is currently on loan in Valencia. The report states that González would immediately usurp Kessié in the midfield hierarchy once he returns, despite the difference in seniority.
Bellerin, 27, enjoyed a successful season-long loan at Real Betis last season, helping the Spanish club to Europa League qualification by finishing fifth in La Liga.
Betis were desperate to bring him back after his loan but were unable to afford his wages. Ultimately, Barcelona came calling and snapped him on a one-year deal on deadline day after his contract at Arsenal was terminated this summer.
However, according to Todo Fichajes, he is expected to return to Real Betis on a free transfer when his one-year deal with Barcelona expires.
The former Gunners man has recently discussed about his plans to return to Betis sometime in the future during a recent visit to La Liga club, and it seems he will get his wish sooner rather than later if Betis can sort out their finances, with Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos also keen on making a romantic return to Estadio Benito Villamarín.
Barcelona are planning to sign Adrien Rabiot for free when the season ends, according to Calciomercato.it.
Xavi reportedly wants to strengthen his midfield with new additions, and Rabiot has emerged as one of the candidates to shore up Barca’s midfield.
The Frenchman will be a free agent at the end of the season, so it will be interesting to see what Rabiot decides to do with his future.
Barcelona are reportedly working to offload experienced quartet Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets next summer.
Busquets’ current contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and the seasoned midfielder is widely tipped to go leave a free transfer, with a host of MLS clubs apparently interested in signing him.
Meanwhile, Pique and Alba both have lost their starting spots this season, and there has been much conjecture about their futures at Camp Nou. Roberto only signed a one-year extension, and according to ESPN, Xavi’s side are working to shift all four veterans.
Barca are interested in making a move for young Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko, as per Sport.
The 17-year-old German is widely regarded as one of the brightest attacking prospects in Germany.
In a conversation with Canal11 Barcelona’s transfer target Ruben Neves has directly addressed speculations linking him to Camp Nou. The Portuguese midfielder, who is seen as Busquets’ successor, exclaimed that everyone wants to play for the Catalans. For a long time, Neves has been one of the best midfielders playing outside the ‘Big-6’ in England and his big-money move looked inevitable. Neves’ contract at Molineux expires in 2024 and the chances of him signing another contract look minimal considering Barca’s interest in the 25-year-old.
Gerard Pique’s illustrious tenure at Barcelona is reportedly coming to an end. According to the Sport, Barca are convincing the 2010 World Cup Winner to depart from Camp Nou before his contract expires in 2024. Pique has fallen down the pecking order and was at fault for a goal against Inter Milan which could be a major reason for the club’s possible exit from the Champions League. The Spaniard had a harsh welcome at the Camp Nou as he was whistled in Barcelona’s win against Villareal.
Milan Škriniar, whose contract with Inter expires next summer, could be sold by Inter in the upcoming January transfer window to risk losing him for free.
According to Calciomercato, Barcelona could pounce on the opportunity to sign one of the best centre-backs of Europe, as Xavi would look for reinforcements. The Slovak would cost around €20-25 million.
Barcelona have identified Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot as a potential defensive reinforcement with his contract running down in the summer of 2023. According to reports by Mundo Deportivo, Manchester United will offer the Portuguese fullback a contract renewal post World Cup.
United also have an option to extend his current contract by a year in case an agreement isn’t reached. Barcelona are closely monitoring his situation and will look to make a move in the summer.
Barcelona’s long-time servant and captain Sergio Busquets is set to leave the club after 16 years with the club, according to Gabriel Sans, via reliable Barca journalist Reshad Rehman.
Busquets has been at the receiving end of a ton of criticism owing to his below-par on-field performances, especially against Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Bayern Munich. The 34-year-old has had relentless backing of Xavi, but has failed to repay any faith.
The idea for the defensive midfielder, at the moment, is to leave the club at the end of the season, a club for which he has made 690 appearances so far and where he has spent his entire career.
The quest to find a successor to Sergio Busquets is underway at the Camp Nou, with Benfica’s Enzo Fernández on Barcelona’s radar to be the 34-year-old’s replacement.
According to Sport, the Argentinian defensive midfielder was reportedly on Barcelona’s shopping list in the summer of 2021, but did not invest in the player due to financial problems. Following brilliant performances in both Portugal and the UEFA Champions League, Enzo will now cost around €50 million,
Barcelona have been long admirers of the 28 year-old Man City midfielder, Bernardo Silva. After failing to complete a move in the summer, Barcelona are looking to secure the services of the Portuguese in January, according to Todofichajes.
The transfer is estimated to cost around €55 million plus add-ons with the midfielder said to have already agreed personal terms with the Catalan club.
Ousmanne Dembele is finally prepared to put pen to paper and commit his future to FC Barcelona.
The French striker was expected to leave the Spanish giants but he decided to stay to play at the club after he was given more freedom under new manager Xavi Hernandez. SPORT reports that although Barcelona and Dembele have finally reached a meeting point, the Catalan club has warned Dembele that he would be tossed to the transfer market if he delays or declines committing his future to the club.
FC Barcelona is looking to extend the contract of their backup keeper Inaki Peña. Relevo reports that numerous clubs are chasing Peña and the Blaugrana want to extend the shot-stopper’s stay at Camp Nou.
El Barcelona ya negocia la 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐨́𝐧 de Iñaki Peña.Su contrato termina en junio de 2023 y el club es consciente de que hay clubes, como el Galatasaray, que quieren darle la titularidad.📌 Será muy valorado y debería firmar por otros 3 o 4 años.✍️ @MatteMoretto pic.twitter.com/e1wCYy6mnw
As per El Nacional, Spain manager Luis Enrique would be one of the top candidates to replace Barcelona manager Xavi Hernández in case the latter fails to get the club out of its current rut.
Enrique will no longer continue as the manager of Spain after the World Cup in November, and many clubs (including Barcelona) are reportedly keeping an eye on him.
Many players are already familiar with Enrique and his tactics, having played under him for Spain, which would make it easier for him to adapt at Barcelona during his second stint.
Andrey Santos, the Vasco Da Gama talent has attracted interest from Spanish giants FC Barcelona. Although Newcastle United had their eyes sight on Santos, Xavi and company are hatching a plan to snatch the Brazilian from the Magpies. According to 90min the youngsters’ release clause sits at 40m.
Barcelona has been given a huge blow in the Diogo Dalot saga as the Portuguese right-back has ruled out a switch to Camp Nou or any other club. FC Barcelona saw Dalot as the perfect replacement for their defensive problems. Dalot has become a constant starter for United after jumping over Wan-Bisaka in the pecking order.
According to a report by SPORT, Barcelona is eyeing Bayern Munich’s superstar Alphonso Davies. The Canadian is on the Spanish giants’ radar and could switch to Barcelona in the summer of 2023. The report also suggests that the Catalans could receive tough competition from Real Madrid who is also pursuing the 21-year-old’s signature.
Although Bayern Munich wouldn’t want to let go of their left-back if Davies pushes a move to Spain the story could be completely different.
Mundo Deportivo has reported that Barcelona currently has a verbal agreement with Athletic Club defender Inigo Martinez.
The veteran center-back has become the Catalans’ priority after the club has seen their back line being sidelined. Martinez could join Barcelona next summer on a free transfer.
According to a report by Italian outlet Calciomercatoweb, Barcelona are set to battle it out with arch-rivals Real Madrid in the race to sign Nicolo Barella from Inter Milan.
Barella, 25, has been a mainstay for Inter ever since his move from Cagliari, racking up nearly 148 appearances so far. The Italy international produced a decent tally of 15 goals and 38 assists during his time at San Siro.The report also adds that the Blaugrana are considering proposing Franck Kessie in a potential swap deal, which is surprising given the Ivorian joined the Spotify Camp Nou this past summer only.
It seems Barcelona are already planning their transfer strategy for 2023. Barça’s financial woes means that they will be unable to splurge the cash next summer, however they are eager to continue bringing in players on cheap deals.
Xavi Hernandez’s side will target players who are set to become free agents whereby they will only need to focus on wages in order to bring them to the Catalan club.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca have compiled a wish list of eight players who are set to become free agents at the end of the season.Chelsea midfielders N’Golo Kante and Jorginho, Spanish stars Marco Asensio and Inigo Martinez, Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar among others, have all made it into the list.
Despite the long list of targets, Joan Laporta’s “dream” is to reunite with club legend Lionel Messi, who is at the “top of the list.”
Barcelona might get the opportunity to sign Joao Felix in 2023.
That’s according to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, which claims the Portuguese star’s agent Jorge Mendes has offered the wantaway Atletico Madrid midfielder to the Catalans in a recent meeting with club president Joan Laporta and sporting director Mateu Alemany.
Felix, 22, is increasingly frustrated with life at Wanda Metropolitano after being dropped from the starting XI in recent games and has reportedly requested to leave the Spanish capital in the upcoming January transfer window.
Barcelona have been handed a chance to sign Wolves midfielder, Ruben Neves. The Portuguese super-agent, Jorge Mendes, met with the Barça leadership to discuss various options and the 25-year-old Neves was one of the names mentioned, reports Mundo Deportivo.
Barcelona President Joan Laporta has indicated that the club will sign more players during the upcoming January transfer window.
He stated that he is in talks with manager Xavi and his staff to identify potential areas that need improvement and strengthen the squad.
Barça president Laporta on January signings: “We’re working on January market. We’re discussing internally with the board, Xavi and his staff”. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB”We’ve the intention to improve our squad, as always”. pic.twitter.com/zPBhzhIvSO
Barcelona have a verbal agreement in place with Athletic Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez who will be a free agent next summer, as per Mundo Deportivo.
However, given that the Catalans have defensive concerns with injuries and loss of form of Gerard Pique, they could move for Inigo Martinez in the winter itself. They reportedly already have an agreement in principle with the 32-year-old.
Barcelona are set to sell Frenkie de Jong, as they look to raise more funds, as per Daily Mail.
An imminent exit from the Champions League group stages could force Barca to raise funds and the expected departures of Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets might not bring in much in terms of transfer fees.
As a result, they are once again expected to force De Jong to leave the club.
Barcelona could join the race for wantaway Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix, as per El Nacional.
Felix, who is reportedly looking to leave Wanda Metropolitano in the near future, has been heavily linked with PSG.
However, Barca are apparently looking to compete with PSG for the Portuguese as they fear Ousmane Dembele might end up leaving the club soon.
Barcelona are willing to offer Franck Kessié plus cash in order to sign Inter Milan midfielder Nicolò Barella, claims Calciomercatoweb.
Manager Xavi is reportedly disappointed with Kessié’s performances for Barcelona so far and is willing to sell him as a part of the deal for Barella, despite signing him this summer.
Barella is seen as the ideal midfielder for Barcelona’s playstyle, however, Inter Milan won’t let go of him easily.
Barcelona’s increasing likelihood of not making past the group stage in the Champions League could hamper their efforts to return Lionel Messi to Camp Nou, claims El Nacional.
The failure of not reaching the Champions League knockout stages would reportedly lead to Barcelona missing out on the revenue needed to sign Lionel Messi next year, even if on a free transfer.
Barcelona would further have to reduce their wage bill, which would make it impossible to sign new players on high salaries.
Alejandro Balde is fast establishing himself as the first-choice left-back at Barcelona, with Xavi preferring him over Jordi Alba and Marcos Alonso in key games.
SPORT have now reported that Joan Laporta has met with Balde’s agent, Jorge Mendes, in a bid to discuss extending his current contract which runs out in 2024.
According to Diario Sport, Frenkie de Jong is currently not happy about current situation at club and could consider leaving Camp Nou next summer.
The Netherlands international, 25, was embroiled in a protracted summer transfer saga with Manchester United, who identified him as their top target and were keen to get him from the Blaugrana.
De Jong elected to stay at Camp Nou as he assumed he would play a key role in Xavi’s new project, but that hasn’t happened.
The Catalan boss does not rely on the Dutch star for important matches, and the midfielder has grown frustrated with his present predicament, with Man Utd keeping the doors open for him to join Erik ten Hag’s project at Old Trafford.
#ConfidencialSPORT🔴😠 De Jong, disgustado con su situación en el Barça❌ El holandés no ha sido titular en ninguno de los partidos importantes del Barça este curso✍️ L. Miguelsanzhttps://t.co/fvHderL7l4 pic.twitter.com/hWGmujcsMV
FC Barcelona’s hopes of progressing through to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League suffered a big dent last night at Camp Nou, as they were held to a 3-3 draw by Inter Milan.
With Champions League elimination now likely, Barça’s finances will be plunged into deeper trouble as they are set to lose €20 million if they fail to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament, according to a report from Mundo Deportivo.
As per Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will attempt to sign Inter Milan defender Milan Škriniar during the summer transfer window.
Škriniar’s contract with Inter Milan expires in June 2023, with Barcelona looking to sign him for free to reinforce their squad depth.
Barcelona have added Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez to the list of potential replacements for veteran Sergio Busquets following his flying start to the ongoing season, as per Sport.
The report adds Barça scouts were in attendance at the Parc des Princes to watch Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez in action during his side’s 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain.
The youngster definitely left a positive impression on those in attendance, as he was named Man of the Match against PSG, demonstrating exactly why he has been hailed as one of the most sought-after complete midfielders across Europe.
Barcelona have been exploring the free agent markets and have identified five Premier League midfielders to bring to Spotify Camp Nou. Chelsea’s Jorginho and Kante, along with Youri Tielemans (Leicester), İlkay Gündoğan (Man City) and Naby Keita (Liverpool) are some of the name being discussed, reports Tuttomercato.
The Blaugranas have also held initial talks with Portuguese fullback, Diogo Dalot, and Athletic Club center-back, Íñigo Martínez.
Barcelona and Spanish football legend, Andres Iniesta, is contemplating a return to Barcelona. The 38 year-old Vissel Kobe midfielder aims to continue in Japan for another year before returning to Spain.
“I would love to return to Barça. It is my home but I still don’t know in what way, head coach, sporting director or something like that,” Iniesta tells Gazzetta.
Atletico Madrid have officially announced the transfer of Antoine Griezmann from Barcelona, with the French forward signing a 4 year deal with them till 2026.
Griezmann has been on loan with Atletico since last season, with the deal now becoming permanent and Barcelona reportedly receiving a fee around €20m+€4m add-ons.
We’re thrilled to announce that Antoine Griezmann has signed a permanent contract until 2026! ❤️🤍 pic.twitter.com/H7B7Gsyreo
Barcelona are reportedly in talks with Chelsea midfielder Jorginho for a transfer next summer, reports TuttomercatoWeb.
Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos was reportedly seen in Barcelona recently, which indicates that the Blaugrana could look to sign him once his contract with Chelsea expires in 2023.
For the entirety of the summer transfer window, Frenkie de Jong looked to be on his way out, with Manchester United reported to be in pole position to sign him.
The Red Devils had offered up to €85 million to acquire the services of the Dutch playmaker, including add-ons, and were subsequently joined in the transfer battle by Chelsea.
However, neither deal came to fruition, with rumours indicating that de Jong was only focused on succeeding at Barcelona.
Barça president Laporta on Frenkie de Jong: “We’ve received many bids from Premier League for Frenkie, big money — but we decided to keep a quality player like FdJ”. ⭐️🇳🇱 #FCB“We’ve never forced any player to reduce his salary, we’ve just asked in pacific way”. pic.twitter.com/Vc5STZo6Ft
Following the success of their free agent acquisitions of Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessié, Héctor Bellerín and Marcos Alonso, Barcelona intends to maintain their free agent recruitment policy in the wake of their financial condition, according to Sport.
The report adds that sporting director Mateu Alemany is content with the signings made by the Catalans this summer, and the Spanish giants will now keep a close tabs on potential targets who are approaching the end of their contracts.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, Barcelona are targeting Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves as a possible replacement for veteran Sergio Busquets, who is expected to leave the club next summer.
Xavi Hernandez’s side were initially interested in signing Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi, but with reports that La Real are close to extending the youngster’s deal until 2027, the 25-year-old Portuguese playmaker seems to be the next priority on the agenda.
Barcelona has been one of the worst-hit clubs after the international break considering the injuries Xavi had to deal with. And therefore, the Spanish giants could be ready to splash the cash for Benfica’s left-back Alex Grimaldo. The Spaniard international was previously being chased by Juventus but Barcelona is ready to ship Jordi Alba to the Italians to remove them from the race according to Calciomercatoweb.
Palmeiras wonderkid, Endrick, had attracted attention from European giants after exceptional performances for the Brazilian club last season. And now Mundo Deportivo has reported that Barcelona is leading the race to get the youngster’s signature. It’s suggested that Barcelona has already held contact with Endrick’s camp to negotiate a transfer. Although Palmeiras’ asking price of €70m could turn out to be a deal breaker for the Catalans.
According to the Spanish outlet Fichajes, Joan Laporta is set to dump three big names from Barcelona’s roster. Jordi Alba, Gerrard Pique, and Memphis Depay could all be shipped out of the club as the three do not fit into Xavi’s plans. The club believes that the three players have very high salaries compared to their role in the squad with all their playing time reduced to a minimum this summer.
Fichajes reports that Barcelona is still interested in getting Celta Vigo’s left-back Javi Galan to Spotify Camp Nou in the summer of 2023. The 27-year-old is seen as a like-for-like replacement of their experienced left-back Jordi Alba. Marcos Alonso’s contract expires next summer and Jordi Alba has fallen down the pecking order making Galan a viable option along with the young Alejandro Balde.
Antoine Griezmann’s move to his former club Atletico Madrid is close to being sealed off and Barcelona’s coach Xavi Hernandez is quite happy for the Frenchman. The Spanish coach said that there’s nothing official yet but if there’s an agreement he’s happy for both parties.
Xavi on Atletico-Barça agreement for Griezmann: “It’s not official yet… but if there’s an agreement, so we are all happy”. 🇫🇷🤝🏻 #FCB“I can only wish the player the best”, Xavi added as deal will be announced soon for €20m plus €4m add ons. pic.twitter.com/qqm9qPsDyX
El Nacional has reported that FC Barcelona will not continue their pursuit of Marco Asensio anymore. The club and Xavi believe that they already have a good attacking battalion while they also want to respect the ‘Gentleman’s Pact’ between the two clubs by not poaching for each other’s players.
The Blaugrana are still on the hunt for a world-class right-back to complete their backline. Although Diogo Dalot seems to be Xavi’s priority, the SPORT suggests Barcelona is also looking at Wilfried Singo of Torino and Vanderson of AS Monaco. Singo’s contract expires this summer and Barcelona would be hoping to get him to Camp Nou. As for Vanderson, the €60m price tag could be too much for the Spanish outfit to meet but the Brazilian is still on Laporta’s list.
Xavi and Barcelona have made Manchester United’s right-back their top priority in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Catalans do not have the best options at right-back and have previously been linked to the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, but it looks like the Spanish giants will target the Portuguese defender. SPORT reported that Barcelona has already made contacts with Dalot’s camp to ensure a move in 2023.
If reports are to be believed Inter is hunting Barca’s young left-back Alejandro Balde. The Spaniard has been a revelation under Xavi and has replaced Jordi Alba in the Catalan’s starting eleven. According to ElNacional, the Italians would present Barcelona with an offer of €30m.
The youngster’s contract expires in 2024 and if he isn’t presented with a better deal he could be approached by other clubs with Inter leading the race.
After bolstering their backline with some of the biggest names in Europe, Xavi might go shopping for defenders once again in the winter transfer window.
The Catalans could target Athletic Club’s Inigo Martinez according to Mundo Deportivo. The 31-year-old’s contract ends this season and he could join the Catalans as a free agent.
Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba might end up leaving his boyhood club soon. Calcio Mercato has reported that the 33-year-old might be on the move to Italian heavyweights Juventus. The Spaniard had fallen out of favour at Camp Nou after being replaced by a young Alejandro Balde and Barca’s new signing Marcos Alonso.
It’s reported that Juventus might need reinforcements at left-back as it could be Alex Sandro’s last season with the Italians, and Jordi Alba is one of the players on the four-man list made by the club.
Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester City midfielder İlkay Gündoğan once his contract expires at the end of the season, as per caughtoffside.
According to the report, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is a big fan of Gündoğan and wants to renew his contract.
As per tuttojuve, Newcastle United are leading the race to sign Barcelona striker Memphis Depay.
Depay was reportedly close to joining Juventus during the summer window. However, with Newcastle United registering their interest in the Dutch forward, the report states that Juve are no longer competing for him.
The debate around Antoine Griezmann’s future is finally coming to an end, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid reportedly coming to an understanding.
The issue regarding his move to Atletico from Barcelona has finally been resolved with both parties agreeing on a permanent move, as per French outlet L’Equipe. Atletico will supposedly pay around €20m with €2m in variables.
Griezmann is expected to accept a hefty pay cut in order to make his Atletico stay permanent next summer and will sign a three-year deal at Wanda Metropolitano until the summer of 2026.
Argentine international Lionel Messi is still undecided over his future, with his PSG contract set to expire at the end of the season.
The 35-year-old has recently been heavily linked to a move back to Camp Nou. But apparently the Argentine is yet to make a decision though Barcelona are dicussing the same internally. Fabrizio Romano has reported that PSG want to extend Messi’s contract beyond 2023. But Messi will supposedly make a decision only in 2023.
Sources close to Lionel Messi insist he will decide his future in 2023, not now. Barcelona, already discussing internally of his return — and PSG will really try to extend his contract. 🚨🇦🇷 #MessiMessi’s camp guaranteed that no decision has been made & nothing is advanced yet. pic.twitter.com/wYIV97IL95
Barcelona have been monitoring Millonarios starlet Daniel Ruiz for a long time and will try to sign him next summer, reports Sport.
Ruiz is apparently keen on a move to Europe next season. Along with Barcelona, he is also being monitored by Manchester City and Benfica.
Last season, Ruiz contributed 8 goals and 11 assists in 45 games for Millonarios.
As per Sport, Barcelona are keeping an eye on Marcus Rashford and Diogo Dalot’s contract situations at Manchester United. Both players’ contracts expire at the end of this season. However, Rashford’s contract has a one-year extension option that can be triggered by United.
According to the report, Barcelona were interested in both Manchester United starlets during the summer window, with manager Xavi particularly vouching for Dalot.
Manchester United are apparently set to offer Rashford and Dalot new deals to ward off interest from other clubs.
Lionel Messi’s former teammate and current Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has spoken about the rumours linking the Argentine with a return to Camp Nou.
There has been a lot of speculation about Messi’s return to his former club but Xavi feels that the time is not right to speak about such a sensational move.
Xavi on Leo Messi’s return to Barça next summer: “I think that now is not the time to talk about Leo’s return at Barça. He’s a friend of mine, he’s fine there, so are we…”. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB“Barcelona is his home, so let him remain calm and continue enjoying himself in Paris”. pic.twitter.com/9EIEtHfRT6
Jeunes Footeux have reported that Tottenham Hotspurs are trying to bring Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-André ter Stegen to White Hart Lane.
Spurs supposedly want the German goalkeeper to take over from Hugo Lloris who turns 36 this December.
With the French goalkeeper reaching the twilight of his career, Ter Stegen is a priority target for Tottenham apparently.
Real Sociedad midfielder Martín Zubimendi has been linked with a move to Barcelona recently but it seems he is about to renew his contract with the Basque outfit.
According to Spanish outlet Marca, the Catalan giants have identified the 23-year-old as a potential successor to Sergio Busquets.
The Spaniard’s current contract with Sociedad has three years left on it, and is thought to be protected by a €60m buyout clause.
Martin Zubimendi on Barcelona links for free transfer in June: “There’s very good feeling between me and Real Sociedad. My contract extension is matter of time”, tells @carrusel. 🚨🇪🇸 #transfers”Xavi wants me? I don’t even think about it now, I’m focused on Real Sociedad”. pic.twitter.com/rw4woEDrUf
According to El Chiringuito TV journalist Josep Pedrerol, Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs believe that Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi is keen on a return to Barcelona.
Messi’s current contract at Parc des Princes is set to expire at the end of the season, and there has been some debate about his future, with multiple MLS clubs interested in signing the 35-year-old playmaker.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, however, wants a return to Camp Nou apparently.
Barcelona are rumoured to be looking for ways to lure the global icon back to the club and offer him the option to retire at the club.
Being one of the most successful clubs in the history of the sport, Barcelona’s renowned stripes have been donned by some of football’s biggest stars. The five-time Champions League winners have been very active in the transfer market despite their financial crisis in recent times.
But who are the most expensive signings in Barcelona history? How much have the Catalan giants spent to sign these players?