Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Arthur Melo agrees Barcelona move

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Arthur Melo agrees Barcelona move


Gremio midfielder Arthur Melo has agreed to join Barcelona ahead of a clutch of other leading European clubs, claims  Mundo Deportivo .

Barcelona have persuaded the 21-year-old to reject reported interest from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid in order to move to Camp Nou.

The Catalan club must now agree a deal with Gremio, who have previously insisted that Arthur will not leave the club for less than his €50 million release clause .

However, Barca hope to agree a deal for around €25m and would be prepared to allow Arthur to spend another year on loan at Gremio as part of the package.


Mascherano to join Hebei


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Javier Mascherano will join Hebei China Fortune from Barcelona on Friday, the La Liga club have confirmed.

Mascherano has won four La Liga trophies, four Copa del Rey trophies and two Champions League titles, as well as the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup twice.

However, the 33-year-old has struggled for game time this season, making just seven La Liga appearances in 2017-18, and will complete his move to China on 26 January.

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Roma move for Barca's Vidal


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Roma are the latest club to show interest in Barcelona's Aleix Vidal, reports Mundo Deportivo .

The full-back has been lined up as a possible reinforcement for the Italian side's defence, after Sevilla cooled their interest.


Liverpool not in Luan talks


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Liverpool are not in talks to sign Gremio striker Luan, according to the  Liverpool Echo .

Reports had suggested that, following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, Liverpool had opened discussions to bring in another Brazilian, with Luan having an €18 million release clause in his contract.

However, there are reportedly no talks taking place to sign the South American Footballer of the Year , who has also been a target for Arsenal and Barcelona.


Pique set to sign new Barca deal


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Gerard Pique will sign a new Barcelona contract next Monday, according to Mundo Deportivo .

The defender is set to extend his stay at Camp Nou until 2022, when he will be 35, with a new release clause of €500 million.


Madrid turn sights back on De Gea


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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is set to be courted once more by Real Madrid this summer, reports Marca .

The newspaper asserts that the Spain international is again the club's top priority between the posts after missing out on Athletic's Kepa.

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois is also a target, although the Belgian is equally coveted by Paris Saint-Germain.


Mourinho wants Andre Gomes


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Jose Mourinho is looking to make a move for Barcelona's Andre Gomes, reports Don Balon .

With Sergi Roberto and Samuel Umtiti no longer options for Manchester United, the former Real Madrid boss is hoping to make a move the Portugal international, who has fallen out of favor with the Catalan club. 


Barca in pole position to sign Ballou


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Barcelona are the front-runners to sign Montreal Impact attacker Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, according to The Washington Post.  

The 18-year-old Ivorian-Canadian impressed with the Impact in 2017, making 21 appearances and scoring two goals in league play. 

The Impact have confirmed that they are in advanced discussions with an unnamed European club over a transfer for the teenager.

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