Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Griezmann still a priority

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

Griezmann still a priority for Barca

Barcelona are to step up their efforts to land Antoine Griezmann after completing a deal for Philippe Coutinho, Guillem Balague has told Sky Sports.

The Catalan giants are said to be keen on adding two global superstars to their ranks, with the Atletico Madrid forward next in their sights.

Arda completes Basaksehir move

Arda Turan

Barcelona have confirmed that Arda Turan has completed a loan switch to Basaksehir.

The midfielder will join the Turkish club until 2020 having struggled for regular game time at Camp Nou.

Check out the full story on Goal right here!

Madrid would've paid €250m Messi release clause

Lionel Messi Barcelona

Real Madrid were willing to activate Lionel Messi's release clause back in 2013, reports El Mundo.  

The Barcelona talisman has been linked with Manchester City in the past, but apparently the Catalan club's fierce rivals were willing to pay the fee that would've allowed them to enter contract talks with the Argentine.

Liverpool's Coutinho risk stuns Carragher

Philippe Coutinho Barcelona

Liverpool’s decision to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona during the winter window has stunned Jamie Carragher, with a top-four risk taken at Anfield.

The Reds were able to fend off advances from Camp Nou last summer, but eventually bowed to pressure when sanctioning a €160m sale in January.

Read the full story on Goal.

Barca wish Neymar had stayed

Ivan Rakitic Neymar Atletico Madrid Barcelona La Liga 12092015

Ivan Rakitic admits those left behind at Barcelona wish that Neymar had not made a €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazilian forward became the most expensive player on the planet in the summer of 2017 when trading Catalunya for the French capital.

Read the full story on Goal.

Arsenal join chase for Rafinha

Rafinha Barcelona 2016-17

Arsenal have joined the likes of Inter and Celta in pursuing Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to Sport

Ravaged by injuries, Rafinha has been made available for transfer at Camp Nou as he seeks more playing minutes. 

Both Inter and Celta are keen to strike a loan deal in January, and with Arsenal now in the picture the player will have no lack of options.

Coutinho won't kick me out of Barca - Iniesta

Andres Iniesta Barcelona

Andres Iniesta has rejected speculation that Philippe Coutinho's arrival at Barcelona could push him into the shade.

Iniesta told Onda Cero on Coutinho’s arrival in Catalunya: “There will never be a player that can make me retire or kick me out of here. At 33 years of age, that isn't the issue. Coutinho has come here to improve us.”

Get the full story right here on Goal!

Chelsea & Man Utd monitor Arthur

Arthur Gremio

Chelsea and Manchester United are monitoring Gremio midfielder Arthur as a potential move to Barcelona stalls, the Daily Mail reports.

Barca are interested in signing the 21-year-old over the summer, but recent moves for Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina mean the Catalans must sell players to balance the books first.

That development has apparently opened the door for the Blues or Red Devils to sign Arthur, who is valued between £30 million and £35 million.

Valverde wants to keep Gomes

Andre Gomes Barcelona

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not looking to let Andre Gomes leave in the January transfer window, according to Mundo Deportivo .

Gomes reportedly wants a winter move to secure regular first-team football, and he has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham.

However, Valverde is happy with the Portugal international and only a huge offer will persuade the club to change their mind.

Did Neymar take a step back?

Neymar, PSG

Neymar's decision to swap La Liga giants Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain was a step backwards, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo.

The World Cup winner has said: "Sportingly, the decision is a step back. But there are challenges that everyone seeks."

Read the full story on Goal.

Ox: Liverpool fine without Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain insisted the exit of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona should have no impact on his side. 

"The fact is he has gone now and we have to think about what we have got that is going to get the job done. I have every faith in the boys that we just move on now," he said.

"I don't think it should affect us at all."

See what else he had to say in the full article on Goal!

Who is new signing Yerry Mina?

Yerry Mina

Goal's South American expert Daniel Edwards has described how the man who can't stop dancing, Yerry Mina, is no slouch on the pitch and an able successor for Javier Mascherano.

He writes: "Yerry Mina is as different to the midfielder-turned-defender as day is to night, but the Catalans believe he has the talent to bolster their backline for years to come."

Read the full feature right here on Goal!