Real Sociedad forward Willian Jose could join Barcelona this week. The Catalan giants are working on an emergency transfer and reckon he could be available for €30m even though his release clause is €70m. Barca expect to bring in a player by Wednesday.
Frenkie de Jong feels the decisions are not going Barcelona’s way at the moment. Speaking after the win against Betis he said: “In Bilbao it was a penalty for sure because I was pushed. And today they should have given one to Messi, who didn’t get one either.”
Sergi Roberto said Barcelona were dead by the end of their win against Betis on Sunday. He said: “It was a physical game. They had a really brave plan, almost man for man, but we also pressed them. In the second half, there was more space. To be honest, we were dead at the end of the game, but we got three points, which was the most important thing for us.”
Barca B lost their first home game of the season on Sunday against Villarreal. Garcia Pimienta’s side came from 2-0 down thanks to goals from Kike Saverio and Gerard but fell behind to Junehyuk’s winner. They stay in the play-off places.
Real Betis president Angel Haro has said Barcelona have not made an offer for striker Loren Moron: He explained: “No, they have been linked, but they haven’t enquired or made us a formal offer for him. Rumours, there is talk of the player, but not in a serious way. It would be if we had an offer [on the table] for the player, which we don’t.”
Barcelona are ready to sell Philippe Coutinho for £77million (€90.7m). Premier League clubs Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham are all interested, according to reports in the UK.
Real Sociedad women’s coach Gonzalo Arconada has said no teams can compete with Barcelona Femeni after their 10-1 Super Cup win. He said: “Every team feels we cannot compete with this Barca side. The federation must decide if this is what they wanted. Barca were always going to win the game and we had to suffer this humiliation.”