Barcelona believe they have beaten Liverpool in the race to sign Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. The Spanish champions will pay £60 million for the defender in the summer, and he is keen to make the move from Ajax to Barcelona.
Arturo Vidal have been linked with a move back to Juventus in recent days, as the midfielder is a little disillusioned with life at Barcelona. However, while Vidal would be happy to return to Turin, Juventus have no interest currently in bringing him back.
Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong spoke about his future after the Netherlands’ win over France on Friday. According to Mundo Deportivo he said: “I’m flattered that Barca are thinking about me.”
Chelsea star Eden Hazard says Lionel Messi and Luka Modric don’t deserve to win the Ballon d’Or. The Belgium international has revealed his choice for the award and believes it should be given to Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe.
Barcelona B picked up another important win on Saturday. García Pimienta’s side beat Cornella 2-1 thanks to goals from Carles Perez and Abel Ruiz. Carles Alena also started the game and played all 90 minutes at the Mini Estadi.
Guillem Balague has been talking about Ousmane Dembele and does not think Liverpool will move for the Frenchman. He said: “In terms of Liverpool, they have not made an offer. In fact, their attention is to keep with what they have and to improve what they have. The attack of Liverpool could get better but I got the impression that, regarding Dembele, he is a player who could make the balance that is perfect a bit unbalanced as he could bring in the same feeling at Barcelona‚—he can do whatever he wants with the ball.”