Barcelona to miss out on Van Dijk
Today’s rumors start in Southampton where Barcelona have apparently decided they like the look of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.
The only problem is, that so do Manchester City and they are ready to spend an eye-popping £60 million on the defender, according to the Telegraph.
Pep Guardiola’s side are already in talks and expect to beat Barca, Liverpool and Chelsea to the Dutch defender’s signature.
Atletico Madrid and Sevilla eye Vidal
Back in Spain and the news is that Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are both keen on a move for Aleix Vidal.
According to ABC Sevilla (via AS) both clubs could move for Vidal this winter as they look to strengthen.
Vidal has recently returned to fitness and scored Barca’s third goal in the 3-0 win over Real Madrid on Saturday.
Arda close to Besiktas deal
Meanwhile, the latest on Arda Turan’s future is that he is closing in on a move to Besiktas, according to Sport.
Coach Senol Gunes has apparently given the move the green light and Arda’s agent Ahmet Bulut will meet with the club to finalise the deal.
Barcelona’s Griezmann deal in doubt
Over at the always entertaining Don Balon, the word is that Barcelona are having second thoughts about signing Antoine Griezmann.
Guillermo Amor’s hint that the club may have met with the Frenchman has complicated the issue but there’s also a suggestion he might not be needed.
With Ousmane Dembele set to return from injury and take his place alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, there’s doubt over where Griezmann would fit in.
Mina gives Barcelona ultimatum
And finally today we end with the latest in the Yerry Mina to Barcelona saga, with the defender becoming frustrated with the situation.
According to Sport, his uncle and manager Jair Mina have told Barca to get a move on and make a decision over the centre-back.
Apparently Barca are still undecided as to whether to bring him in in January or wait until next summer.