Rabiot To Come on a Free
Adrien Rabiot will come on a free next season, according to Gerard Romero. The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is on the last year of his contract and apparently has turned down a renewal. He won’t come to Barcelona this season, but next year he could be signed on a free transfer.
De Jong Will Come
Frenkie De Jong’s Ajax advanced to the UEFA Champions League group stage and he will not leave them, but Barcelona are confident that he will come in due time, according to Romero. It can’t happen this window, but the club is confident that next year, he will become a Barcelona player.
Rafinha to Stay?
The final rumor from Romero - Rafinha is likely to stay, as Barcelona do not want to loan him to Real Betis. Any team that wants him will have to transfer him or use a loan with a compulsory buy clause. There is at the moment “no agreement” with any club, Romero says. However, Diario SPORT says Rafinha “almost belongs to Betis.” Hmm.
Eye on Pogba
Diario SPORT says Barcelona will not sign Rabiot, De Jong, or Paul Pogba (Manchester United) this transfer window... but the club is confident that all three will be Barcelona players some day. Their cover for tomorrow’s edition says Barcelona is preparing for 2019 and has spent this window “advancing” the signings for the future.