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Revealed: Barcelona To Sell €50m-rated Man Utd Target THIS Summer

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Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona have concluded plans to sell midfielder Ivan Rakitic this summer according to widespread reports in the media.

Croatian international Rakitic has faced scrutiny over his role at Barcelona this season following the Catalan giants’ disappointing end to the season and he could be sold with clubs like Inter Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United interested in a deal for the former Sevilla player.

According to the specific report from Diario Sport, Barcelona are looking to move €50m-rated Rakitic on this summer as well as eight other first team players at the club.

Rakitic and Barcelona retained the Spanish La Liga title with several games to go but they were unable to record the same feat in the Spanish Copa Del Rey.

Barcelona have won the competition four times in a row and they were massive favourites before they were stunned by Valencia in the final of the Spanish Copa Del Rey via a 2-1 defeat.

In addition, Ivan Rakitic and his Barcelona teammates surrendered a big lead over Liverpool in their Champions League semifinal tie.

The Reds were able to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg via a 4-0 win over Barcelona in their second leg meeting.

Other Barcelona players like Malcom, Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen, Philippe Coutinho, Jasper Cillesen, Rafinha Alcantara and Kevin-Prince Boateng are also on their way out of the club.

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Barcelona Offer Six Players In Bid To Sign Man Utd Target Neymar

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Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona have offered six players in the bid to sign Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar according to the latest media reports.

Barcelona want to sign the PSG star this summer and they are ready to offer some of their players in a swap deal.

According to Sky Germany, Barcelona have offered six players in their quest to sign Neymar.

The Catalan giants have offered €100m (£90m) plus two out of the six players offered by Barcelona.

Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, Nelson Semedo, Ivan Rakitic, Malcom, and an unnamed player.

Neymar wants to return to Barcelona after two years in Paris.

The 27-year-old became the most expensive player on the back of his move to PSG from Barcelona.

PSG paid €222m for his transfer and the French giants want a similar amount for the player to return to Barcelona.

Neymar has already told senior PSG officials that he wants to return to the Nou Camp after an injury-hit year at the club.

He has scored 51 goals in 58 appearances for PSG over two seasons.

The Brazilian national team player spent four years at Barcelona and he scored 105 goals in the process as well as win the 2015 Champions League title.

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€60m Asking Price Slammed On Arsenal Target Malcom

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North London giants Arsenal have been dealt a major transfer blow in their pursuit of Barcelona winger Malcom after his club slammed an outrageous transfer fee on him.

The Gunners are one of many clubs interested in the young Brazilian player but the transfer fee quoted by Barcelona will almost certainly scare them away.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Barcelona won’t let Malcom leave the club permanently unless they receive €60m for him which will represent a profit of €19m.

Malcom became a Barcelona player last summer after the Catalan giants snapped him up from under the noses of Italian Serie A club AS Roma.

The Italian capital club had agreed on a deal with his then club, Bordeaux before Barcelona swooped in on him.

The 21-year-old has spent one year at Barcelona but he has not been able to nail down a spot in the first XI.

Malcom has been on the fringes of the first team at Barcelona and the recent arrival of Antoine Griezmann has pushed him further down the attacking order at the Nou Camp.

Apart from Arsenal, the Brazilian player has also been linked with a move to other Premier League sides like Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Barcelona Reopen Talks To Sign €30m Rated Liverpool Target

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Spanish La Liga champions Barcelona have reopened talks for Real Betis defender Junior Firpo according to the latest media reports in Spain.

The Catalan giants want to sign a left-back competition for first choice Jordi Alba.

According to Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo, the five-time European champions have reopened talks for Junior Firpo who’s rated at around €30m.

The Real Betis left-back has also been linked with Champions League holders Liverpool.

The Reds are in the market for a left-back replacement for Alberto Moreno who left the club this summer after his contract at Liverpool came to an end.

Alberto Moreno signed a five-year contract upon his transfer from Spanish La Liga club Sevilla in 2014 and that contract ended this summer.

The 26-year-old has since joined another Spanish outfit Villarreal this summer on a free transfer.

Junior Firpo had a very good season for Real Betis in the last campaign and his best game was against Barcelona.

He scored and also provided an assist as Barcelona stunned Real Betis 4-3 at the Nou Camp in one of their league meetings last season.

Junior Firpo was recently part of the Spanish u-21 team that won the European Championship in Italy and San Marino.

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Liverpool Plotting Loan Bid For Philippe Coutinho

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Six-time European champions Liverpool are said to be plotting a sensational return to the club for Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho this summer.

According to the latest reports emanating from the British media, Liverpool want to re-sign Coutinho this summer.

Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool in a controversial manner at the start of last year.

The Brazilian international joined Barcelona from Liverpool during the 2018 winter transfer window in a deal worth £142m thus making him the third most expensive signing in the history of football ahead of the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Coutinho has not been able to adapt to life at Barcelona despite the fact that he has spent 18 months.

Liverpool are ready to bring him back to Anfield for an initial loan bid according to the publication from The Sun.

The Reds are proposing a two-year loan deal with the option for a permanent deal worth £88m.

Without him, Liverpool won the Champions League last season after they saw off Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in their final clash last month.

Merseyside giants Liverpool won a sixth European title after a 2-0 win over Spurs with the goals scored in either side of the halftime interval.

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Liverpool Fans Make Dembele Demand After Griezmann Transfer

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Liverpool fans have called on the club to make a move for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele on the back of the Griezmann transfer to the new camp.

The Reds fans took to their various social media accounts to demand for the signing of French World Cup winner Dembele after Barcelona announced the capture of Antoine Griezmann.

Barcelona signed Griezmann from Atletico Madrid in a deal reported to be around €120m (£107m).

Antoine Griezmann penned a five-year deal at Barcelona to become their second major signing of the summer after Dutchman Frenkie De Jong.

Barcelona signed De Jong from Ajax Amsterdam in a €75m deal and he was unveiled earlier this month.

The Catalan giants had reached an agreement with Ajax for the transfer of De Jong during the winter transfer window.

Antoine Griezmann has sealed his dream move to Barcelona but the transfer could affect compatriot Ousmane Dembele.

Griezmann and Dembele were part of the French squad that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia last summer.

France won the tournament after a 4-2 win over fellow Europeans Croatia in their final clash.

Ousmane Dembele has been affected by injuries since his move from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund two years ago.

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Frenkie De Jong Reveals Arsenal Desire

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New Barcelona signing Frenkie De Jong has revealed that he sees himself at Arsenal.

De Jong made the admission in an interview with Voetbal International shortly after his unveiling as a new player at Barcelona.

According to him, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of Arsenal legend Marc Overmars who moved from Ajax Amsterdam to Arsenal to Barcelona during his influential career.

Frenkie De Jong admitted that he wanted to play for the Gunners.

The 21-year-old was recently unveiled as the new Barcelona player earlier this month.

Barcelona had earlier agreed on a €75m deal to sign Frenkie De Jong from Ajax Amsterdam in the winter transfer window.

The player stayed at the Dutch Eredivisie giants for the remainder of the season.

Frenkie De Jong was part of the Ajax Amsterdam team that reached the Champions League semifinals before they were knocked out by Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur.

In addition, Ajax Amsterdam also won two major trophies namely the Dutch Eredivisie title and the Dutch Cup.

Frenkie De Jong was linked with Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) before Barcelona won the race to sign him.

The Dutch international midfielder is out of the financial reach of the Gunners.

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Barcelona Set To Confirm Signing Of Antoine Griezmann

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Updated: Barcelona have completed the signing of Antoine Griezmann

Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona will announce the signing of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid on Friday.

This is according to the publication from popular media outlet Goal which claimed that the much publicised £107m transfer will go ahead before the end of this week.

Antoine Griezmann revealed that he would be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of last season and he was linked with clubs like French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Manchester United.

Both PSG and Manchester United will miss out on the French World Cup winner to Barcelona.

The Atletico Madrid forward was part of the France squad that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

He scored in the final as France saw off Croatia 4-2 to win their second title after the 1998 edition.

Griezmann will be the second major signing of the summer at Barcelona after Frenkie De Jong.

Dutch international star De Jong was unveiled as a new Barcelona player earlier this week.

His transfer had been agreed with Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam as early as the winter transfer window in January.

He spent the second half of last season at Ajax after the €75m agreement between Ajax Amsterdam and Barcelona.

 

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PSG Confirm Barcelona Interest In Chelsea Target Neymar

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French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have confirmed the interest of Barcelona in star player Neymar.

According to Sky Sports News, Barcelona have contacted PSG over the possibility of signing Neymar this summer.

The Barcelona interest was revealed by the PSG sporting director Leonardo.

Brazilian footballer turned administrator returned to PSG this summer after six years.

He was the PSG sporting director at the start of the project at the club under the guidance of the new owners.

Leonardo was at the club for two years between 2011 and 2013.

He revealed that Barcelona have contacted the French giants over long-term Chelsea target Neymar.

PSG, however, have reservations about Barcelona and whether the Spanish champions have the funds to pull off a deal for Neymar who’s keen to leave the French capital club this summer.

Neymar has refused to return to training in an attempt to force a move away from the club this summer after two years.

He wants to return to Barcelona two years after he left the club for PSG in a controversial manner.

Neymar is the most expensive player in world football as a result of that transfer from Barcelona to PSG in 2017.

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