The Brazilian is understood to be ready to extend his contract with Barcelona after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, tying him to the Blaugrana until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Nonetheless, there is constant interest in the 24-year-old and Wagner Ribeiro has revealed in an interview with Radio Jovem Pan that three big European clubs are prepared to match his release clause.
Barcelona forward Sandro is being tipped for a move to Malaga this summer after talks between the clubs intensified in the last few days. The 20-year-old is currently a free agent, having let his contract at the Camp Nou expire when he was unable to force his way into boss Luis Enrique’s plans last season.
Celta Vigo President Carlos Mourino has confessed that midfielder Nolito is likely to leave the club this summer. The 29-year-old Spain international was in tremendous form for the Galicians last season, scoring 12 goals in 29 La Liga appearances, and has been linked with a move to both Barcelona and Manchester City in recent weeks.
The Italians have an agreement in place with the 31-year-old but the Blaugrana are still to give the go-ahead that will allow the Brazilian to depart the Camp Nou. A report in Sport claims Lazio have told Adriano’s agent, Paulo Affonso, that if the transfer is not completed by this Saturday then they will withdraw their offer, as they do not want the situation to drag on any longer.