Barcelona are far from completed this summer time right after confirming the signing of Chelsea goal Jules Kounde on Thursday.
The Blues were being incredibly keen on signing Kounde but, for the second time this window, misplaced out on a best focus on to Barcelona.
Manchester United shirt-stirring above De Jong as transfer hope reportedly grows
Raphinha also joined the Blaugrana this thirty day period right after the west Londoners experienced a bid accepted by Leeds United for the Brazilian winger.
The La Liga giants are on the lookout to include to Chelsea’s distress by signing Marcos Alonso and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta.
Each gamers are reportedly eager to go to Catalonia as Xavi looks to bolster his defensive possibilities.
Catalunya Radio have claimed that Kounde will not be Barcelona’s last signing of the summer window and Gabriel Sans (both equally by using Taking care of Barca) has picked out Azpilicueta, Alonso and Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva as their remaining targets.
Xavi has been on the lookup for a new back-up remaining-back and Alonso could be a reasonably affordable solution.
Bernardo would absolutely not be a low-priced selection. City reportedly price the Portuguese playmaker at €80million.
He has been exceptional given that going to England from Monaco in 2017, even though his time in Pep Guardiola’s beginning XI has been pretty inconsistent.
Previous period was arguably his greatest for the Citizens as he gained numerous plaudits for his fantastic performances, significantly in the course of a operate of type in November and December previous 12 months.
Silva would be Barcelona’s most costly addition of the summer should they finish the signing.
They have previously signed Raphinha, Kounde and Robert Lewandowski for all over £140m. Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen – from Chelsea – also joined on no cost transfers.
Although it would be surprising if Metropolis are open to advertising Silva, if they get an attractive offer you, it will probable be thought of.
And according to French outlet L’Equipe (also via Running Barca), the Leading League champions have ‘offered’ the 27-year-aged to Barcelona for €80m.
However, Barca are unlikely to make an present to signal Silva as very long as Frenkie de Jong is at the club.
De Jong is, as you presently know, a top target for Manchester United.
The Pink Devils have reportedly agreed a price with Barca for the Dutch midfielder, on the other hand, he has no desire to depart the club.
No matter whether or not his perception that he belongs in Barcelona is down to footballing factors stays to be viewed.
Even with the point the La Liga facet have been shelling out huge in the summer season window, they are considered to owe De Jong £14-17m in deferred wages.
If the 25-12 months-old receives again the cash he is owed, it could be a distinctive tale and United may well effectively get their person.