Barcelona consider move for Man Utd free agent Mata | Goal
Barcelona have been in touch with Manchester United over a move for Juan Mata. The midfielder will be a free agent in the summer and Barca see him as a real bargain in the current transfer market.
Barcelona want Denis Suárez to renew or accept offers from Sevilla or Betis | AS
Denis Suarez’s future at Barcelona remains uncertain. He wants to join Arsenal on loan but Barcelona insist he must renew his deal until 2021 first. Sevilla and Real Betis are also interested and have offered €20 million.
Argentina coach hopeful Messi will return to national team | Reuters
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni is hopeful Lionel Messi will return to the national team in 2019. He said: “We will speak with Leo in the days before the March list. When the time is right we will speak. I hope he can be here but more than that, we want him to be happy. I have a good feeling.”
Van Persie says De Jong right to reject Man City in favour of Barcelona | FourFourTwo
Dutch striker Robin van Persie says Frenkie de Jong was right to reject Man City and PSG for Barcelona. He said: “If I had the option of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Barcelona, I would make exactly that choice too. Barça is a beautiful club, it seems to me. He also plays in their way, he is a smart player, technically gifted, he sees the game very well, and when he starts playing with guys like (Lionel) Messi and (Sergio) Busquets, he’ll get even better.”
Huntelaar’s gives advice to De Jong ahead of his move to Barcelona | Sport
Former Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has offered Frenkie de Jong some advice ahead of his move to Barcelona. He said: “Keep going as he has. Playing football and enjoying doing that. Keeping being yourself and you’ll develop. He’s a smart kid, he isn’t going to act crazy.”