Barcelona January transfer news: All the latest rumours ahead of winter window

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Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Barcelona and potential ins and outs ahead of the January transfer window


MOURINHO WANTS GRIEZMANN IN JANUARY


Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

Jose Mourinho is ready to pull out all the stops to land Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann in January, according to the Daily Star.

While the plan was to go after the France international in the summer, with Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both sidelined, Mourinho needs reinforcements up top immediately.

Mourinho is willing to offer Griezmann £300,000 a week to get him to leave Atletico and snub Barcelona, who are also after the attacker.


BARCELONA PLOT CHRISTENSEN BID


Andreas Christensen Chelsea

Barcelona are considering a bid for Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, according to the Daily Mirror.

The centre-back has usurped David Luiz as one of Antonio Conte's most trusted lieutenants, and Ernesto Valverde is in the market to sign a world-class central defender.

Barca have been monitoring Christensen since his ascent into the first team, and are keen to lure him away, with the Blues set to offer him a new deal to ward off any potential interest.


BAYERN TO BEAT BARCA FOR GORETZKA


Leon Goretzka, Schalke, 17/18

Barcelona are set to lose out to Bayern Munich in the chase for Schalke promise Leon Goretzka, according to Marca.

Along with fellow Schalke star Max Meyer, the midfielder had been linked with Camp Nou as part of a long-term renewal of the engine room. 

Arsenal and Liverpool are also reportedly interested in Goretzka, whose contract is up at the end of the current season. 

The newspaper, however, assures that the youngster has already agreed to move across the Bundesliga to Allianz Arena, frustrating the Blaugrana's hopes.


LIVERPOOL EYE LANZINI AS COUTINHO REPLACEMENT


Jurgen Klopp Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

Liverpool are ready to make a move for West Ham's Manuel Lanzini should Philippe Coutinho's complete his transfer to Barcelona, according to The Sun.

The Brazilian looks increasingly likely to swap Anfield for Camp Nou in the coming weeks, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp marking Lanzini as his replacement.


COUTINHO DEAL REVEALED BY... NIKE?


Philippe Coutinho GFX

Barcelona are seemingly preparing for the arrival of Philippe Coutinho as Nike appeared to confirm the Liverpool star's signing on its website on Saturday night.

Liverpool fans were left sweating when the giant sportswear manufacturer and Barcelona apparel sponsor appeared to leak the blockbuster transfer via its online store.

Read the full story on Goal right here!


BARCA & LIVERPOOL AGREE RECORD FEE FOR COUTINHO


Coutinho, Andy Robertson, Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho is set to become the Premier League's most expensive sale in history with a £125 million move to Barcelona, according to the Express .

The Brazilian has been a target at Camp Nou for months, but the Blaugrana failed to agree terms with Liverpool over the summer.

Negotiations have continued, however, and Coutinho could be lining up at Barca as early as next season if the bumper bid is accepted.


PALMEIRAS UP ASKING PRICE FOR BARCA TARGET MINA


Yerry Mina Palmeiras

Yerry Mina's long-awaited move from Palmeiras to Barcelona has been frustrated again after the Brazilians upped their asking price, claims Sport .

The Colombia defender is the subject of negotiations between the two clubs, and had been expected to move to Camp Nou for months. 

Barca's offer of €2 million to bolster the initial €9m paid out as a first option last summer, however, has been flatly rejected by the Sao Paulo side.


MADRID PLOT SHOCK UMTITI APPROACH


Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona 17/18

Real Madrid are considering a shock approach to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, claims Diario Gol.

Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to sign a new centre-back, but is wary of paying too much after seeing Liverpool spend £75 million on Virgil van Dijk.

However, the €60m release clause in Umtiti’s contract makes him an attractive proposition for Perez, and he could rival Manchester City and Manchester United for the France international.


MAN UTD ENTER COUTINHO RACE


Coutinho, Liverpool

Barcelona's signing of Coutinho may have become more difficult to achieve as Manchester United have entered the race to sign the Brazilian, according to Don Balon.

The Spanish outlet claims Jose Mourinho is keen to add the attacker to his squad as the Red Devils look to close the gap between themselves and Manchester City.

Paris Saint-Germain are also said to retain an interest in signing the 25-year-old, though Coutinho himself continues to have his heart set on a switch to Camp Nou.


BARCA & REAL IN BLIND RACE


Daley Blind Real Madrid Barcelona GFX

Manchester United outcast Daley Blind is a January transfer target for La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, according to the Daily Express.

The Dutch utility defender has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho and Barca reportedly see him as an option to fill the void left by Javier Mascherano's imminent exit to Hebei China Fortune.

Meanwhile, the Blancos also purportedly see Blind as a potential bargain who could play alongside Sergio Ramos in the centre of defence.


BARCA COULD SPEED UP COUTINHO DEAL


Sergi Roberto, Coutinho

The inclusion of Sergi Roberto as part of a deal for Coutinho would speed up negotiations between Barcelona and Liverpool, claims Don Balon.

Jurgen Klopp is said to be a big admirer of the 25-year-old, who can operate as a midfielder or at full-back.

Standing in the way of such a deal is Roberto himself, however, who has prioritised an extension with Barcelona over all else and supposedly does not see the Anfield side as one of football's biggest clubs.


BARCA PLOT COUTINHO & GRIEZMANN DOUBLE DEAL


Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

Barcelona are planning to stun the transfer market in 2018 with Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann signings, according to Spanish outlet AS.

Liverpool held firm in the summer to deny Barca from swooping for Coutinho, but it's widely expected they'll return with more money next year.

Ernesto Valverde's men now lead the race for Griezmann, too, with Manchester United believed to have refocused their attention on Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.


MAN CITY TO BATTLE UTD FOR UMTITI


Samuel Umtiti Barcelona

Barcelona are bracing themselves for interest from Manchester rivals United and City in defender Samuel Umtiti, reports Don Balon .

The La Liga giants fear that Virgil van Dijk's £75 million move to Liverpool will see leading clubs turn their attention towards Camp Nou.

France international Umtiti has a €60m release clause which would represent no stumbling block for leading Premier League sides.


BARCA PLAN TO SIGN DI MARIA


Angel Di Maria PSG

Barcelona are still keen on signing Angel Di Maria, with Paris Saint-Germain putting a £45 million price tag on the Argentine's head, according to ESPN.

The 29-year-old is only a squad player at PSG since the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

A move to Barca for Di Maria will mean he joins the exclusive club of players to have played for both Real Madrid and the Catalans.


MAN UTD WITHDRAW GRIEZMANN INTEREST


Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

Barcelona will have a free path to sign £89 million-priced Antoine Griezmann, with Manchester United not keen to participate in a bidding war for the Atletico Madrid striker, according to Marca.

It's believed Jose Mourinho is a fan of Griezmann but is not convinced the France international is worth such a hefty transfer fee.

Barca, meanwhile, are monitoring Griezmann and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, though the club can only afford to sign one of them.


ROMA LOOK AT VIDAL LOAN


Aleix Vidal FC Barcelona

Roma are interested in taking Barcelona full-back Aleix Vidal on loan, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Serie A side's director of football, Monchi, knows Vidal from their time at Sevilla and during the January window hopes to conclude a deal with an option to purchase the player.


OZIL TOPS FIVE-MAN BARCA WISHLIST


Mesut Ozil ArsenalArsenal star Mesut Ozil tops a list of five players Ernesto Valverde wants to bring to Barcelona in the upcoming transfer window, claims the Express.

Out of contract in June, Ozil is highly coveted at Camp Nou, and could be available for a bargain price should Arsenal wish to cut their losses and avoid losing him on a free transfer. 

But the Germany international is just one of the names linked with Barca, alongside Lyon's Nabil Fekir, CSKA Moscow youngster Aleksandr Golovin and Schalke duo Max Meyer and Leon Goretzka.


MINA SET TO COMPLETE BARCA MOVE


Yerry Mina Palmeiras

Barcelona are set to finally land long-term defensive target Yerry Mina in the January transfer window, according to Sport .

The Colombian, a champion in Brazil with Palmeiras, is already under a first option at Camp Nou. 


ATLETICO WANT VIDAL IN GRIEZMANN DEAL


Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are set to demand Aleix Vidal form part of any deal that brings Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona, reports Don Balon .

The Catalans have long been in pursuit of the striker, even prompting Atletico to make a formal complaint. 

But with speculation continuing to loom over the Spanish capital, Vidal would be acceptable compensation for losing one of the Colchoneros' key players.


VAN DIJK ON BARCELONA HITLIST


Virgil van Dijk Southampton

Barcelona are hoping to pip Premier League's top clubs to the signing of Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, according to Sport.

The Dutch defender is expected to leave St Mary's in January, with Liverpool and Manchester City believed to be pushing to sign him, but La Liga leaders Barcelona include him as one of their transfer targets for 2018.


PEP CHASING INTER DEFENDER


Milan Skriniar Inter Chievo Serie A

Manchester City are interested in signing Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar in January, claims Calciomercato.com .

Skriniar only joined Inter in the summer in a €20 million deal from Sampdoria and he has enjoyed a stellar first half of the season.

The centre-half recently dismissed reports of interest from Barcelona, but now City boss Pep Guardiola is weighing up a deal for Skriniar to boost his defensive options.


MAN CITY EYE €56M BUSQUETS


Sergio Busquets Barcelona

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is ready to raid former club Barcelona to sign midfielder Sergio Busquets, reports Don Balon .

The 29-year-old has a €200 million release clause at Camp Nou, but Guardiola believes that a bid of €56m will be enough to convince Barca to sell him to the Premier League leaders. Busquets' contract runs until 2021, but Philippe Coutinho's imminent arrival in La Liga could pave the way for the Spain international to move to City.


PSG TO MAKE €170M MILINKOVIC-SAVIC BID


Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio

Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pay €170 million to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, reports Corriere dello Sport .

Milinkovic-Savic has enjoyed an impressive season for Lazio, and has already attracted interest from Premier League rivals Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United, along with Barcelona.

The 22-year-old has insisted he is happy at Lazio, but PSG could test both the player and Serie A club’s resolve with a mammoth bid.


ARSENAL EYEING BARCELONA WINGER


Jose Arnaiz Barcelona

Arsenal are ready to make a move for Barcelona winger Jose Arnaiz as they prepare to lose Alexis Sanchez, according to Marca.

The 22-year-old was placed in the B side at Camp Nou following a move from Real Valladolid and has a release clause of just £17.8 million.


MAN UTD OPEN SERGI ROBERTO TALKS


Sergi Roberto Barcelona

Manchester United have started transfer talks with Barcelona regarding a possible deal for Sergi Roberto, claims Diario Gol.

Liverpool are also said to be keen on the versatile midfielder, with the Red Devils now eager to beat their arch-rivals to his signature.


BARCELONA CLOSE ON COUTINHO DEAL


Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

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Barcelona are nearing the completion of a deal to bring Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho to the Camp Nou, according to Sport.

The report says a contract of €12 million per year with the Brazilian has already been agreed, and that unlike the summer, Liverpool have set a fee of €150m for the player.

Barcelona still need to agree with Liverpool on a potential payment installment plan, however, in order for the deal to come to fruition. 

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