Barcelona want Sane
Today we start with a fairly entertaining update from El Gol Digital, who write that Barcelona’s latest top target is none other than Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.
The Blaugrana are apparently preparing an offer of €120 million for the Germany international next summer.
Sane is viewed as being a player capable of ultimately replacing Lionel Messi, but in the meantime would form part of a new-look attack alongside the Argentine and Ousmane Dembele.
Barca still want Ozil & so do Manchester United
Over at Goal, the news is that Mesut Ozil remains a top target for both Barcelona and Manchester United.
Ozil is interested in joining either club, and seems set to leave Arsenal, with his contract due to expire next summer.
Barca are said to be tempted by Ozil as he is a far cheaper option to Philippe Coutinho, although there is apparently still hope he could remain with the Gunners.
Valencia increase Ferran Torres’ release clause
Valencia have moved swiftly after hearing of reports of interest in teenager Ferran Torres from Barcelona and Real Madrid.
According to Super Deporte, the club held an emergency meeting and subsequently took up an option to increase his release clause from €8 million to €25 million.
The youngster’s contract has also been extended by a further year, and now runs until 30 June 2020.
Yerry Mina closing in on Barcelona switch
Yerry Mina should become Barcelona’s first signing of 2018 and could join in January, so say Mundo Deportivo.
Barca have already agreed a deal for the defender to arrive next summer, but if Ernesto Valverde wants, he could arrive even sooner.
Mina is currently recovering from injury but has returned to training and if he does arrive, it could signal the end for Thomas Vermaelen.
Inter eye Vermaelen
And speaking of Vermaelen, we end today with news that Inter Milan could be ready to offer him a deal.
Calciomercato report that Luciano Spalletti’s side need to strengthen their defence and the Barcelona man is an option.
Vermaelen appears to have little chance of playing for the Blaugrana this season, and could leave in January in search of minutes, particularly ahead of the World Cup.