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Barcelona transfer targets: Neymar, Lautaro & players linked with the club

14:00 SAST 2020/01/17
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All the latest Blaugrana transfer news, rumours, quotes, gossip and done deals for the January 2020 transfer window

Barcelona's activity in the transfer market in recent seasons has been marked by a new willingness to spend record sums of money.

Recruits such as Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele are testament to that fact, costing a combined €350 million (£300m/$390m) plus add-ons.

The goal behind the strategy is to build a team that will become the undisputed best in the world, with players who will complement the jewel in the crown, Lionel Messi.

Goal will keep you on top of all the latest transfer news, rumours - including insight from our correspondent Ignasi Oliva - and gossip regarding Barcelona's targets right here with regular updates.

Contents

  1. Top Barcelona transfer targets
  2. Latest Barcelona transfer news & rumours
  3. Potential Barcelona exits
  4. Confirmed Barcelona transfers

Top Barcelona transfer targets

It is unlikely that Barcelona will bolster their squad during the January transfer window, but there are a number of targets being lined up with a view to making a series of summer swoops.

Neymar is the number one target and, despite missing out last summer, Barca are determined to strike a deal with Paris Saint-Germain that will allow the Brazilian to return to Camp Nou.

As the Catalan giants look to a future without Luis Suarez, Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is considered the perfect replacement and a player who is already fostering a partnership with Lionel Messi with Argentina.

In the long tradition of La Masia graduates returning to the club, Dani Olmo is moving closer to a switch from Dinamo Zagreb. Barca are understood to be ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United in the race.

Matthijs de Ligt is still a target for Barcelona and they would love to reunite the Dutch youngster with his former Ajax team-mate Frenkie de Jong, but will be forced to wait for now.

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Latest Barcelona transfer news & rumours

Villa closing in on Barca starlet

Aston Villa are closing in on a deal to bring Louie Barry back to England from Barcelona, claims Football Insider.

A £3 million agreement is in the process of being pushed through for a highly-rated 16-year-old who has previously spent time in the West Midlands with West Brom.

Lautaro flattered by Barca links

Lautaro Martinez is "very happy" at Inter despite his form this season prompting reported interest from across Europe.

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Ruiz set to leave on loan

Youngster Abel Ruiz is to be allowed to depart Camp Nou on a temporary basis in order to gain valuable first-team experience, report Mundo Deportivo.

Sporting are said to be interested in Ruiz, who has netted 11 times so far for Barca B this season.

Martinez "very" happy at Inter

The Serie A striker has been flattered at Barcelona's rumoured interest in him, but has iterated that he remains satisfied at Inter and is not looking to depart.

The Catalan side is not the only ones to have taken an interest in him, with Man City also reportedly eyeing him.

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Spurs urged to sign Umtiti

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has urged the club to sign Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti, stating that the World Cup winner is someone that Jose Mourinho "can trust" amid rumours that the Frenchman could be on the market.

Reports have suggested that Mourinho is confident the club will sign a defender this month, with it also claimed that the Spanish champions have offered Umtiti to Spurs.

Full story here!

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Potential Barcelona exits

Chile international Arturo Vidal has endured a winter of discontent at Camp Nou and rumours of a switch to Antonio Conte's Inter have been fuelled by a disagreement he has had with the club over bonuses.

Vidal is expected to be joined in leaving by Ivan Rakitic, though the club are unwilling to let either depart until the summer in order to ensure adequate depth for their Champions League campaign.

Samuel Umtiti is another potential departee, with the club open to offers for the French centre-back.

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Confirmed Barcelona January window transfers

Barcelona signings

Player Signed from Fee
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Barcelona departures

Player Signed for Fee
Carles Alena Real Betis Loan
Jean-Clair Todibo Schalke Loan

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