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Xavi still hoping Barcelona can sign Alex Baena from Villarreal

The midfielder remains a target

Villarreal CF v Panathinaikos FC: Group F - UEFA Europa League 2023/24 Photo by Aitor Alcalde - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Barcelona reportedly remain interested in signing Villarreal midfielder Alex Baena but know it will be very difficult to land the 22-year-old.

Xavi’s side were linked with Baena in the summer and the rumor mill has once again churned his name out ahead of the January transfer window.

Cadena SER reckon that Xavi is hoping that Vitor Roque will not be the only arrival this winter and that a midfielder could be secured as well.

Yet it seems really difficult to land Baena. He has a release clause in his contract and Villarreal won’t let him go for less than 30 million euros.

It’s thought Barca could go for a midfielder after seeing Gavi ruled out for the rest of the season with an ACL tear.

Giovani Lo Celso is another player who has been mentioned, but it’s been reported that Tottenham won’t allow him to leave in January either.

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