Barcelona remain interested in Matthijs de Ligt and Adrien Rabiot but they do not want to overspend on the two players in the summer. The club have already made an offer to Rabiot and will not increase it. As for De Ligt, they are willing to negotiate but won’t go all out for the Dutchman.
Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis is a “real option” for Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo. The full-back is out of contract at Diego Simeone’s side and could be a good choice to be back up to Jordi Alba.
Frenkie de Jong will move to Barcelona in the summer from Ajax and ahead of the move he’s done his first interview. The midfielder talked on a range of topics and players including Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Philippe Coutinho and Carles Alena.
Brazilian defender Emerson, who joined Real Betis on a joint deal with Barcelona in January, made his debut for Quique Setien’s side on Thursday. He was a very late substitute in their Europa League defeat to Rennes, replacing Joaquin in the 89th minute.
Carles Puyol has been showing off his old locker at Barcelona. The defender posted a picture on social media of his last day at the club and the photos he had all over his locker. There’s a picture of him holding the European Cup with Xavi, as well as snaps of Paolo Maldini, Ivan de la Pena and Luis Enrique.
Sevilla have injury problems ahead of Saturday’s clash with Sevilla. Jesus Navas and Sergio Escudero are both serious doubts and could miss the visit from Barcelona. Pablo Machin’s side have hit a bad patch in La Liga and were beaten 3-0 by Villarreal last time out in the league.