Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Barcelona lead race for Griezmann

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Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up


Barca ahead of Man Utd in Griezmann chase


Manchester United face a battle to convince Antoine Griezmann to join them, with Barcelona considered favourites to land the Atletico Madrid star, according to ESPN .

The Red Devils retain an interest in the France international but he would prefer to stay in Spain, thus edging Barca to the front of the queue for his signature.

Griezmann is unlikely to leave the Liga club in January and although he remains open to a switch to Old Trafford, there are still reservations about swapping Madrid for Manchester.


Rudy welcomes Bayern interest in Goretzka


Leon Goretzka, Schalke, 17/18

Bayern Munich's Sebastian Rudy has welcomed reports his team are in the chase for Leon Goretzka.

The Schalke prospect is out of contract in June and, as well as the Bavarians, has been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool. 

But Rudy believes he would be a fine addition to the Die Roten squad.

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Inter continue Deulofeu talks


Gerard Deulofeu Barcelona

Inter Milan are continuing talks with Barcelona in the hope of agreeing a deal to sign Gerard Deulofeu on loan,  Corriere dello Sport .

Deulofeu is keen to leave Barcelona during the January transfer window and would be open to a move to Inter, having previously enjoyed a loan spell at AC Milan.

However, Inter want a loan deal with an option to buy, while Barcelona would prefer an obligation to sign the winger permanently. The potential for giving Barcelona first option on signing Inter defender Milan Skriniar is one compromise being mooted.


Barca seal Mina signing


Yerry Mina Palmeiras

Barcelona have completed the signing of Yerry Mina, who is expected to arrive at the club by Monday, according to  AS

Palmeiras' Colombia international has long been linked with a move to Camp Nou.

And after the weekend arrival of Philippe Coutinho, Blaugrana fans will have more to celebrate as the central defender completes a move worth an estimated €11-12 million.


Arda Turan set for Turkey switch


Arda Turan Barcelona

Arda Turan is closing in on a switch to Turkish side Basaksehir, according to Sabah .

The Turkey international has been somewhat frozen out at Barcelona, with the arrival of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool further complicating his route to the first team. 

And it appears Barca are keen to offload the midfielder, with Basaksehir president Goksel Gumusdag apparently in Spain to negotiate the transfer.


Madrid would have offered £177m for Coutinho


Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

Real Madrid were willing to offer £177m for Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho before he agreed to join Barcelona in a £142m move, Mundo Deportivo reports.

However, it is unclear if Los Blancos were just looking to increase the price tag to throw off their Liga rivals and slow down the transfer process.

Coutinho had made it clear that he had been interested in leaving Liverpool for Barcelona, who will be formally unveiled on Monday.


Coutinho paid part of his transfer fee


Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho agreed to pay part of the £142m fee that sealed his move to Barcelona from Liverpool, according to The Times .

The Brazilian, who will be introduced by the Spanish club on Monday, is believed to have paid about £9m out of his own pocket and will have to dish out another £2.5m in the future.

The controversial leak by Nike last week resulted in a change of the terms of the British record deal.


Messi wants Dembele axed for Coutinho


Ousmane Dembele Barcelona Levante

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has demanded Philippe Coutinho be granted Ousmane Dembele's spot in the club's starting line-up, claims  Diario Gol

Dembele finally returned to league action for Barca on Sunday after a knee injury frustrated his start to life in Spain. 

But his stay in the first XI could prove to be a short one, as Messi and Luis Suarez are reportedly keen to see Coutinho get the nod.


Spurs chase Barca's Andre Gomes


Andre Gomes Granada Barcelona La Liga

Tottenham will look to sign Andre Gomes from Barcelona after losing out on Ross Barkley, says The Daily Express .

The midfielder has barely played for the Catalan side this season and Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to lure him to England after backing out of a deal in the summer transfer window. 


Vidal told to find new club by Barcelona


Aleix Vidal Barcelona Las Palmas LaLiga

Barcelona's Aleix Vidal has been told to find a new club as he is now surplus to requirements at Camp Nou, claims  Mundo Deportivo

The versatile ex-Sevilla man has been linked with a move back to his former employers after falling out of favour at Barca. 

But while the newspaper affirms he has received offers both in Spain and elsewhere, the Andalucians are not among those who have called Barcelona so far.


Coutinho arrival to prompt Barca exodus


Arda Turan Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho's arrival will prompt several players to leave Barcelona, according to Don Balon

Arda Turan, Andre Gomes and Rafinha's days at the club seem to be numbered, while future deals for the likes of Antoine Griezmann could also be impacted by the large outlay on the Brazilian. 

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