JESUS HAD €25M RELEASE CLAUSE
Four of Europe’s biggest clubs had the option to sign Gabriel Jesus for less than Manchester City paid for the Brazilian striker, claims Kicker .
City agreed an initial €32 million deal to sign Jesus from Palmeiras in August 2016, with the move officially going through in the 2017 January transfer window.
However, Jesus had a clause in his Palmeiras contract which would have allowed him to join Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United or Real Madrid for €25m, only for none of the clubs to make an offer.
CITY TO PAY BARCA MIDFIELDER'S €40M RELEASE CLAUSE
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is ready to raid former club Barcelona to sign midfielder Sergi Roberto in the January transfer window, claims Don Balon .
Roberto has a €40 million release clause in his contract and he wants a new deal to reflect his increased role in the first-team squad.
BARCA WANT COUTINHO IN JANUARY
Barcelona are planning to make a fresh move to sign Philippe Coutinho in January and hope Liverpool will be open to negotiating, claims Sport .
Liverpool rejected all offers from Barca for the Brazilian playmaker during the summer transfer window and have insisted that Coutinho is not for sale.
However, since the transfer deadline passed, Barca have continued to work on a potential deal, with Coutinho reportedly still wanting to move to Camp Nou.
Coutinho’s representatives are rumoured to have met the Liverpool hierarchy and persuaded them to listen to what Barca have to say about a new offer.
BARCA WANT DE LIGT & UPAMECANO
Barcelona are targeting Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt and Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig as the defensive pairing of the future, Mundo Deportivo reports.
The 18-year-old centre-backs broke into their respective sides last season and have been tipped for great heights since becoming first-team regulars. And the Catalan side are looking to boost their options at the back and will make the pair their main objectives.
BARCA WANT GORETZKA DEAL
Barcelona are hoping to beat Bayern Munich to the signing of Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, reports Sport Bild.
Despite suggestions Bayern already have a deal sewn up for Goretzka , who is out of contract at the end of the season, Barcelona are trying to nip in and agree a deal with the Germany international.
RONALDO TELLS MADRID TO SIGN MAN UTD WONDERKID
Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Real Madrid to beat arch-rivals Barcelona to the signing of Manchester United teenager Angel Gomes, claims Don Balon .
Gomes has yet to sign his first professional contract with United and could leave Old Trafford for a nominal fee next summer, with Ronaldo reportedly telling Madrid president Florentino Perez that the European champions should sign the 17-year-old attacker.
LIVERPOOL WANTED MULLER TO REPLACE COUTINHO
Liverpool were willing to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and had lined up Thomas Muller as his replacement, claims Bild .
The Reds were open to spending €100 million on the Bayern Munich forward, using the cash they were hoping to receive from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho.
The report claims that the Bundesliga club's reluctance to sell scuppered any move, however, with the Reds consequently stopping Coutinho from making the move to Spain.
BARCA WANTED ATLETICO DUO
Barcelona wanted to sign Atletico Madrid duo Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann in the summer, but were put off by their price tags, reports El Transistor on Onda Cero, via Sport .
Niguez’s release clause of €80 million was something Barca were prepared to pay, but they baulked at spending €150m when the figure increased after the midfielder signed a new contract.
It was a similar situation with Griezmann as Barca were only prepared to offer €140m for the French attacker, whose release clause rose to €200m.
BARCA CHASE MAN UTD WONDERKID
Manchester United are concerned about losing Angel Gomes, with the 17-year-old forward yet to sign his first professional contract, reports The Sun .
Gomes made his first-team debut for United as a late substitute on the final day of last season and is regarded as one of the brightest prospects to come through the club in many years.
However, United have yet to agree terms on his first deal, with Barcelona waiting in the wings to potentially snap up Gomes for a nominal fee next summer.
SCHALKE OFFER GORETZKA €10M A YEAR TO STAY
Schalke are prepared to offer Leon Goretzka a club record €10 million-a-year contract in a bid to persuade the midfielder to sign a new deal, reports Kicker.
Goretzka is out of contract at the end of the season, and has been linked with Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool, but Schalke are hoping the bumper salary will persuade the 22-year-old to stay.
SPURS INTERESTED IN GOMES
Tottenham are interested in bringing Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes to the Premier League, according to the Sun .
The Portugal international is deemed as surplus to requirements at Camp Nou, and Spurs are targeting a January move for him. A move for the 24-year-old would see them end their interest in Everton's Ross Barkley, who turned down a move to Chelsea on deadline day.
PSG TO PART WITH FIVE STARS
Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to offload Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria, Lucas Moura, Javier Pastore and Kevin Trapp as they seek to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, claims Mundo Deportivo .
Germany international Draxler has been heavily linked with Arsenal in the past, while former Real Madrid star Di Maria has figured prominently on Barcelona's wish list.
BARCA TURN ATTENTION TO MANE
Having missed out on Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona are now closely monitoring Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, according to the Mirror .
The Catalan giants saw several bids knocked back by the Reds for their Brazilian playmaker, but the resolve of those at Anfield could be tested again if further moves are made from Camp Nou.
DRAXLER WANTS BARCELONA MOVE
Julian Draxler is unhappy since Neymar's arrival at Paris Saint-Germain and will push for a move to Barcelona in January, Don Balon reports.
The Germany international was linked to a move to Camp Nou in summer but remained in the French capital, having arrived during the winter window.
Now, however, attacking midfielder has become frustrated after Neymar's €222 million arrival and hopes to make his desired move to the Catalan side.
BARCA WON'T RETURN FOR COUTINHO IN JANUARY
Barcelona will not return with a fresh offer to sign Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho in January, according to Marca .
The report claims the Blaugrana will not rekindle their interest in four months' time because Coutinho is now cup-tied in the Champions League, having featured in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Sevilla.
Marca say Barca will instead turn to Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri as they look to strengthen their midfield options in the winter.
SERIE A DUO WANT BARCA STRIKER
Inter Milan and Napoli are interested in signing Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer during the January transfer window, reports Sport .
Alcacer has struggled to establish himself since joining Barca from Valencia in a €30 million deal in 2016 and the Catalan club would be willing to sell for the right price.
LAPORTE TO JOIN REAL OVER BARCA
Aymeric Laporte is set to reject Barcelona in favour of a £57 million move to Real Madrid, according to a report from Don Balon, via the Express.
The 23-year-old Athletic Bilbao defender has emerged as a priority target for Zinedine Zidane as he looks to bolster his defensive options in January.
MADRID JOIN RACE FOR BARCA TARGET
Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Barcelona target Maxime Lopez, according to Sport .
Los Blancos reportedly were alerted by their Clasico rivals' interest in the 19-year-old Marseille playmaker and would like to sign him as part of their shift toward targeting younger prospects.
The presence of coach Zinedine Zidane is thought to be a factor in Madrid's favor as they pursue the France youth international.
BARCA TO BID AGAIN FOR SERI
Barcelona are set to make a fresh approach to sign Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri during the January transfer window, reports Sport .
Seri was left disappointed when Barca failed to push ahead with a proposed €40 million summer deal due to their pursuit of Philippe Coutinho and Angel Di Maria, but the Catalan club retain an interest in signing the Ivory Coast international.
BARCA & CHELSEA BATTLE FOR WONDERKID
Barcelona and Chelsea are ready to fight it out for the January signing of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Atakan Akkaynak, reports the Daily Express .
Akkaynak is held in high regard by Leverkusen, but the Bundesliga club are reportedly willing to listen to offers after the Germany Under-19 international impressed Chelsea scouts.