BARCA PLAN NEW PAULINHO BID
Barcelona are ready to increase their bid for Paulinho to €30 million as they prepare to hold further talks with Guangzhou Evergrande over the midfielder, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Chinese club have already rejected offers of €20m and €25m for the Brazilian, and do not want to sell Paulinho midway through the season.
However, Barca are refusing to give up on their pursuit of Paulinho and hope an improved offer will persuade Guangzhou to change their mind about selling the former Tottenham man.
BARCA DITCH BELLERIN BID
Barcelona have ditched plans to sign Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin during the summer transfer window, according to Sport .
Bellerin had previously been Barca’s leading target to fill the right-back role next season, but Arsenal were unwilling to sell the Spaniard.
And, with new coach Ernesto Valverde reportedly having doubts over Bellerin’s physical and technical capabilities, Barca have decided against pursuing a €40 million deal.
PL INTEREST IN MUNIR
Barcelona have told Munir El Haddadi he can leave the club for €14 million with three Premier League clubs interested in the striker, reports Sport .
Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham are keen on Munir, while Schalke, Lyon and Marseille have also been linked with bids.
NEW MAN UTD DEAL FOR HERRERA
Manchester United are ready to reward Ander Herrera with a new contract after telling Barcelona the midfielder is not for sale, according to Sport .
Herrera was reportedly keen to explore a move to Camp Nou, but Barcelona have abandoned their interest after learning Jose Mourinho has no intention of letting the player go.
BARCA TO MAKE FINAL €25M PAULINHO BID
Barcelona are ready to make a final offer of €25 million for Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho, reports Sport .
A €20m bid has already been rejected by the Chinese club, while Paulinho, who has a €40m release clause in his contract, has expressed his hope that a deal can be agreed .
PALACE EYE VERMAELEN
Crystal Palace want to sign Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen, according to the Sunday People .
New Palace boss Frank De Boer is keen on adding experience to his defence and feels the former Arsenal centre-back is the ideal candidate.
CEBALLOS SEALS €18M MADRID MOVE
Dani Ceballos has agreed a six-year contract with Real Madrid and is set to complete an €18 million move, according to Marca .
The 20-year-old midfielder was coveted by Barcelona, but preferred to make the leap from Real Betis to Madrid.
PALACE CHASE CILLESSEN
Crystal Palace are eyeing a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, according to AS .
New Palace boss Frank De Boer worked with the Netherlands international during his time in charge of Ajax and feels he can be bought for less than his €60m release clause.
BARCA OFFERED €45M FOR ANDRE GOMES
Barcelona have rejected a €45 million offer for midfielder Andre Gomes and a €35m bid for utility player Sergi Roberto from unknown clubs, according to Mundo Deportivo .
The Catalunya club reportedly have complete faith in Gomes, despite a poor 2016-17, and are refusing to negotiate with anyone for La Masia product Roberto.
BARCA BACK IN FOR PAULINHO
Despite having a bid already rejected for Paulinho by Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, Barcelona are ready to make another offer, reports Cadena SER .
The club is ready to improve on its €20 million offer to bring in the 28-year-old, with the Spanish side’s other midfield targets proving difficult.
BARCA TO BID FOR BELLERIN
Barcelona are ready to table a £26 million bid for Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, claims Spanish publication Sport .
The La Liga giants have been considering a move to bring the full-back back to his Catalan roots for some time and are now preparing to make a formal approach.
LYON EYE LACAZETTE REPLACEMENT
Lyon are lining up a move for Barcelona striker Munir El Haddadi to replace the Arsenal-bound Alexandre Lacazette, reports Sport .
Barcelona had accepted a €15 million offer from Zenit St Petersburg for El Haddadi, but the player isn’t keen on a move to Russia.
Instead, Ligue 1 appears his most likely destination, with Lyon and Marseille interested amid reports Barcelona would now be prepared to accept €10m.
BARCA STEAL MARCH ON BONUCCI
Barcelona are leading the race to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, according to the Daily Mirror .
Chelsea had hoped to sign the Italy international, but the centre-back himself would prefer a move to Camp Nou if he were to leave the Serie A champions.
MAHREZ TO JOIN ARSENAL
Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in the next few days, reports Calciomercato .
Mahrez has been looking to leave Leicester this summer and had reportedly been holding out for an offer from Barcelona.
However, with no bid from Barcelona forthcoming, Mahrez is now expected to join Arsenal, having also been linked with a move to Chelsea.
BARCA TARGET BONUCCI
Barcelona have joined the hunt to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci, according to Tuttosport, via Mundo Deportivo .
Bonucci has been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City following reports of a falling out with Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri.
However, Barcelona are weighing up an approach for the experienced Italy international as new coach Ernesto Valverde looks to improve his defensive options.
BELLERIN WANTS BARCA MOVE
Hector Bellerin will meet with officials at Arsenal to inform them of his desire to join Barcelona, Marca reports.
Barca have long been trying to lure the right-back back to Camp Nou, but the long-term contract he recently signed with the Gunners presents a problem for the Catalan side. The 22-year-old has already spoken to the Catalan side and will now try to force a move.
BARCELONA WANT HERRERA & MAHREZ
Barcelona are looking at both Ander Herrera and Riyad Mahrez as transfer options if their move for Marco Verratti does not work out, according to Sport.es .
New Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has made PSG midfielder Verratti his top target, but will turn to Manchester United’s Herrera or Leicester City’s Mahrez instead if he cannot get his top target.