Barcelona were offered Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard last summer after missing out on Antoine Griezmann. However, it was not an offer taken seriously by Barcelona due to the huge finance that would have been needed to bring the Belgian to the Camp Nou.
Thomas Vermaelen will undergo tests on Monday to determine the severity of an injury picked up on Friday playing for Belgium. The defender limped off with a hamstring problem and has been released back to his club to travel back to Barcelona.
Barcelona are set to watch transfer targets Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt during Saturday’s clash between Netherlands and Germany. Speculation concerning Barcelona’s interest in the duo has been ramped up this week and they will be keen onlookers.
Juventus and Barcelona are both keen on Boca Juniors starlet Leonardo Balerdi. The 19-year-old is a centre-back who can also operate as a defensive midfielder. He’s one of the club’s hottest prospects and Barcelona have already seen a €5.5 million bid rejected.
Arturo Vidal’s Chile were beaten 3-0 by Peru in their international friendly. The midfielder spoke after the match. He said: “It’s a friendly, don’t make such a big deal of it. It’s true that it was a bad game but this continues. I remember before we were champions of America, we lost to Jamaica. It’s a process we have to follow. We’re going to fight for the Copa in Brazil.”