Joan Laporta: Door Open For Barcelona To Move For Manchester City’s Robinho

Laporta has said that if Barca's coaching staff have a particular player they wish to move for, the board will do everything in their power to ensure it is completed...
Amid reports a deal for Manchester City's Robinho is close, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that the club will look to add to their squad in January if coach Pep Guardiola believes that new players are required.

The Blaugrana president was asked about the Brazilian and was adamant that if the coaching staff want to strengthen and have a player in mind then something could be done.

"We are not going to close any door or end any plan because, although the squad is competitive, as was shown against Mallorca, if the coaches want to strengthen in the winter market and they recommend a player to us, I am sure we can make a move," he was quoted as saying by AS.

After instructing the media throng to speak to technical secretary Txiki Begiristain about specific players, Laporta explained that he has been pleased with the start to the current campaign.

"The team is playing well in all competitions," he said. "The challenge this year is to maintain the level and we are doing that.

"We also have to maintain the values that the fans demand with hard work, intensity of play and strength."

Lucas Brown, Goal.com