Barca worried about Umtiti
Today’s rumors start with Sport who reckon that Barcelona are worried about Samuel Umtiti’s £50 million release clause, after seeing Virgil van Dijk snapped up for £75m.
Barca are therefore keen to give him a new deal, with an improved wage and a bigger release clause to ward off any potential admirers.
They also claim that Manchester City and United are interested, citing a report from the Daily Mail, which is actually based on something from Don Balon. So, you know...
Celta want Rafinha on loan
Sticking with Sport and they also bring us news that Celta Vigo fancy taking Rafinha on loan in January.
Celta are keen to get the deal done and it could be a good move for Rafinha who has spent time at the club previously and would get to work with Juan Carlos Unzue again.
Deulofeu and Vidal heading to Inter?
Over at Marca they’ve been reading La Gazzetta dello Sport and the word from Italy is that Inter Milan want both Gerard Deulofeu and Aleix Vidal.
Apparently Deulofeu is still well thought of in Italy and the club could take both players on loan with a view to signing them permanently next summer.
Barca must sell to buy Griezmann or Coutinho
Meanwhile, AS bring an update in the continued sagas of both Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann.
The two players remain Barcelona’s main targets but if they are to land both players they are going to have to sell to reduce the wage bill.
Javier Mascherano and Arda Turan should both leave but Barca may need to sell another big player to make the sums add up.
New deals for Pique and Roberto
Back with Sport and they also bring us news that renewals for both Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto are Barca’s priority for the New Year.
Both players’ current deals expire in 2019 and the club want to sort their futures out as soon as possible, before turning to Umtiti.
Four midfielders eyed by Barca
And finally today, we end with a quick look at Mundo Deportivo who have been looking at which midfielder Barca could sign in January.
They say Leon Goretzka is one, but he is concerned about the competition for places at Camp Nou and is unlikely to arrive.
Arthur is another, and is a possible option, while Houssem Aoaur and Kai Havertz are also possible candidates.