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Aug 23, 2017 2:00:00 PMTransfer Zone
Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona as the Catalans seek an improvement in their fortunes

WILLIAN TO REPLACE NEYMAR AT BARCA


Willian Chelsea

Chelsea winger Willian is now in pole position to replace Neymar at Barcelona, according to France Football.

The Brazilian has found it difficult to adapt to life at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte, and has spent a lot of time in the bench since the ex-Juve man took over. 

And while Conte would be reluctant to sell his star, Barca see him as the perfect player to add attacking potency on the left flank.


GORETZKA OFFERED TO BARCELONA


Leon Goretzka Germany

Schalke have offered star midfielder Leon Goretzka to Barcelona in order to avoid him leaving for free to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, reports Mundo Deportivo

Goretzka is out of contract in June 2018, and has been widely linked with a switch to the Allianz Arena once his current deal is up. 

But Schalke are keen to keep him away from the Bavarian powerhouse, to the extent that they would consider selling him now to Camp Nou in a €30 million deal.


BARCA AGREE €50M DI MARIA DEAL


Angel Di Maria PSG TFC Ligue 1 20082017

Barcelona have agreed a €50 million fee with Paris Saint-Germain to sign Angel di Maria and have also agreed personal terms with the former Real Madrid attacker, claims Sport .

PSG are happy to sell Di Maria after signing Neymar in a world record deal from Barca, who have encountered frustration in their attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.

After also calling off their pursuit of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri , Barca are now trying to get a deal for Di Maria over the line.


BARCELONA HOLD BERGWIJN TALKS


Steven Bergwijn, PSV Eindhoven

Barcelona have held talks with PSV Eindhoven regarding a potential deal for teenage winger Steven Bergwijn, according to gianlucadimarzio.com .

Bergwijn recently extended his contract with PSV until 2021, and Barcelona are exploring the possibility of signing the 19-year-old either now or in the January transfer window.


BARCA PLAN FOURTH COUTINHO BID


HD Phil Coutinho

Barcelona are ready to launch a fourth offer for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho which could rise to £138 million, according to Sky Sports .

The report claims the Blaugrana are prepared to bid £101m up front with a further £37m in bonuses for the unsettled Brazil international.


JUVE LOOK AT GOMES LOAN


Andre Gomes Granada Barcelona La Liga

Juventus are considering an approach to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes on a season-long loan, according to Tuttosport.

Gomes has emerged as an option for Juve as the Italian champions look to strengthen their midfield, with Roma’s Kevin Strootman also among their targets.


COUTINHO CONCEDES BARCA DEFEAT


Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho is ready to hold talks with Liverpool after conceding defeat in his efforts to join Barcelona this summer, reports The Independent .

The Brazilian saw a transfer request rejected by Liverpool, who have turned down three bids from Barcelona for the playmaker.

With Liverpool adamant that he is not for sale, Coutinho and his representatives are now planning clear-the-air talks with the club’s key figures, with Barcelona being blamed for putting pressure on the player.


BARCELONA WATCHING KEITA


HD Naby Keita

Barcelona are watching RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita as the club continue to look for signings before the close of the transfer window, reports Mundo Deportivo .

Keita, who has been a long-term target for Liverpool, was scouted by Barcelona representatives during Leipzig’s defeat by Schalke at the weekend, with Leon Goretzka also under observation.


SERI AGREES FOUR-YEAR BARCA DEAL


Jean-Michael Seri Nice Ligue 1

Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri has agreed a four-year contract with Barcelona, reports L'Equipe.

Barcelona have turned to Seri after meeting frustration in their attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele , and are due to open talks with Nice on Monday about a €40 million deal. 


COUTINHO'S BARCA MOVE 'IMPOSSIBLE'


HD Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho’s entourage believes it is now ‘practically impossible’ for the playmaker to join Barcelona from Liverpool this summer, according to RAC1 via Mundo Deportivo .

Barcelona have seen three bids for the Brazilian turned down by Liverpool , who have insisted Coutinho will not be sold.

And, according to Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague , Barcelona will now withdraw their offer after setting Liverpool a 7pm deadline on Sunday to accept their bid.


MAN CITY READY TO PAY MESSI RELEASE CLAUSE


Lionel Messi Barcelona

Manchester City are preparing a move to land Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, reports Yahoo Sports France .

The Premier League club are ready to pay Messi's release clause of €300 million in order to bring the Argentina international to the Etihad Stadium. 


BARCA HOLD FINAL COUTINHO TALKS


HD Phil Coutinho

Liverpool have agreed to hold one final meeting with Barcelona over the transfer of Philippe Coutinho, according to Sport .

The Premier League side have rejected a series of offers for their playmaker, the last of which was worth €125 million.

But the Reds will now speak to Barca representatives at the Champions League group draw in Monaco, provided they see off Hoffenheim in the play-off, to give a definitive answer over the Brazilian. 


BARCA OFFER €30M FOR SERI


Jean Michael Seri Nice

Barcelona have made a €30 million offer for Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri as they continue their search for new signings, claims Sport.

After seeing a third bid for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho turned down , Barca are now trying to finalise a deal for Seri and have agreed personal terms with the Ivorian.


BARCELONA'S COUTINHO BACKUP PLAN


HD Phil Coutinho

Barcelona will turn to Jean Michel Seri if they fail to sign Philippe Coutinho, according to Sport .

The Catalan giants are trying to sign both Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele, but have put Seri and PSG attacker Angel Di Maria on their list of targets. Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barca for Coutinho, and Seri is seen as a viable alternative should the Reds refuse further offers.


YERRY MINA SET FOR BARCELONA MOVE


Yerry Mina Palmeiras

Yerry Mina has sealed a move to Barcelona and will join the Liga giants from Palmeiras in 2018, according to Sport .

Barca's defensive fragility has been laid bare by two disastrous Supercopa defeats at the hands of Real Madrid, conceding five goals over the tie. 

And while Mina cannot join up with the squad immediately, the transfer has reportedly been confirmed for the Colombian centre-back. 


SPURS WARN BARCA OFF ALLI


Dele Alli Tottenham 2017

Tottenham have warned Barcelona that midfielder Dele Alli is not for sale, even for £150 million, according to the Sun .

The 21-year-old has been monitored by the Liga giants, as well as Premier League rivals Manchester City, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is adamant the England international is not available at any price.


COUTINHO READY TO STRIKE TO GET BARCA MOVE


HD Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho is ready to do anything to play for Barcelona and is ready to spend the season in the stands in an attempt to force through the deal, Mundo Deportivo reports.

Liverpool are refusing to release the attacker and the Brazilian is prepared to put his World Cup chances in doubt to play with the Catalan side.


SERGI ROBERTO TO MAKE PL DECISION


Sergi Roberto Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto will make a decision on his future this week, with Chelsea and Manchester United interested, according to Sport .

Sergi Roberto has become frustrated by a lack of faith shown in him and the signing of Paulinho has further fuelled his current unhappiness at Barcelona.

Chelsea, United, Juventus and AC Milan are all ready to meet his €40 million release clause, with the midfielder preferring a move to the Premier League.


BARCA REJECT MAHREZ MOVE


Riyad Mahrez Leicester City

Barcelona have rejected the opportunity to sign Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, according to TransferMarketWeb .

The Liga giants are on the hunt for additional firepower following the €222 million sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, with Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho topping their wanted list. 

Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele is also high on the Barca agenda, though the club have no interest in signing wantaway Mahrez this summer.


DORTMUND 'ACCEPT' DEMBELE FEE


Ousmane Dembele Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have accepted a €100 million bid from Barcelona for Ousmane Dembele, but the two clubs are locked in talks over add-ons included in the deal, according to  SPORT .

The report claims Dortmund want €30m worth of performance-based incentives to be added into the deal, but Barca currently believe that figure is too high.


SAMPER SET TO LEAVE BARCELONA


Sergi Samper Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Sergi Samper is expected to leave Camp Nou after having talks with the club's hierarchy,  Mundo Deportivo   claims.

The 22-year-old rose through the youth system since joining at the age of six but spent last season on loan at Granada, playing 23 games. He returned to feature in Barca's pre-season and the Gamper Trophy win over Chapecoense. He was not needed in Sunday's Clasico defeat to Real Madrid, though, and is said to have been told he is not part of Ernesto Valverde's plan. 


GRIEZMANN IN ATLETICO ULTIMATUM


Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann has told Atletico Madrid that if they sell Jan Oblak he will leave the club, Don Balon reports.

The France international striker had been linked with a summer move to Manchester United or Barcelona but has finally chosen to remain in the Spanish capital - but only if the goalkeeper, who is wanted by PSG, remains.


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