Coutinho Deal in the Works?
With Liverpool signing Virgil van Dijk for a world record fee for a defender, £75m, the rumor is that the lane could be opened for FC Barcelona to sign Philippe Coutinho. The sale has long been rumored and it would help finance the Reds’ capture of the Southampton defender. Of course, we have heard many rumors before, so there’s every chance it still won’t happen.
Di María Option Reopened
Barcelona had been close to a deal for Paris Saint-Germain’s Ángel Di María before, and it could be back on, if the site ParisFans is to be believed. The offer would cost around 45 million euro, plus a 15 million bonus. The winger's sale would help PSG's financial fair play problems, but the question is whether Di María would be sold in the winter of if PSG would only let him go next summer.
Arthur Talks to Begin
According to Diario SPORT, Grêmio midfielder Arthur Melo only wants Barcelona, and the Catalans are sending representatives to Brazil to complete the signing. And Brazilian outlet Esporte Interativo says that Barcelona will be sending negotiators to Brazil in the first week of January to get the deal done.
ATUALIZAÇÃO: Primeira semana de 2018 representante do Barcelona vem para o Brasil conversar com o Grêmio para levar Arthur.— César Fabris Real (@Reporterfabris) December 26, 2017