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Barcelona rumors: Blind & De Vrij considered, Real Madrid eye Arthur plus Coutinho & Roberto latest

The gossip is hotting up as the window approaches

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Barca thinking about Blind and De Vrij

Today’s rumors start with Marca who report that Barcelona are considering moves for Manchester United’s Daley Blind and Lazio’s Stefan De Vrij.

De Vrij is available on a free next summer, so apparently could be snapped up cheaply in January but is also wanted by Juventus, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid.

Which leads to Blind, who is struggling for game time under Jose Mourinho, but Barca fear he may be past his best.

Real Madrid join Arthur race

Sticking with Marca and, rather predictably, they bring news that Real Madrid have decided they fancy a move for Arthur too.

Gremio are still annoyed with Barca about leaked photos of their midfielder in a Barcelona shirt.

As such, they have opened discussions with Madrid while Arthur “wants nothing to do with the Catalan club at this point in time.” Apparently.

Barca optimistic on Coutinho

Another day, another Coutinho to Barcelona rumor and today’s offering is all about how optimistic the Catalans are that they will finally land the Brazilian.

Mundo Deportivo report that Liverpool want €200 million for Coutinho although Barca are thinking more along the lines of €145 million.

Coutinho, meanwhile, continues to press for an exit and Liverpool are preparing for his departure by trying to bring a deal for Naby Keita forward and they are also keen on Thomas Lemar.

Sergio close to new deal

And finally today, we end with news of Sergio Roberto who is closing in on a new deal with Barcelona.

According to Catalunya Radio, he will have a whopping €300 million release clause in his new deal.

The deal will run until 2023 and there could be an announcement confirming the news before the end of the year.

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