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Barcelona rumors: Goretzka wanted, Coutinho house hunting plus David Luiz and five to leave in January

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Barca battling for Goretzka

Today’s rumors start with Marca who reckon Barcelona are in the running for Schalke’s Leon Goretzka, along with Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

Barca are big fans of the German but there is a fear they may be outbid when it comes to wages.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are in need of a replacement for Emre Can and Bayern Munich have long been linked with the 22-year-old.

Coutinho house-hunting in Barcelona

Over at Mundo Deportivo it appears we have reached the part of the Philippe Coutinho transfer saga where he has been spotted house hunting in Barcelona.

Apparently the Brazilian is so confident he will soon be heading to Camp Nou that he has started looking for property in Spain.

Coutinho quite fancies living near either Luis Suarez or Paulinho and is hopeful Liverpool will let him go in January.

Sergi Roberto renewal stalls

Over at AS they go with news that Sergi Roberto’s contract renewal talks have stalled, although there is optimism that they will eventually get a deal done.

Apparently Barca could offer the 25-year-old a lifelong contract which would see him commit this future to the club.

Roberto has previously said he wants to stay at Barca “forever” so it seems pretty clear this is one deal that will get done sooner or later.

Barca not interested in David Luiz

Heading over to France and El Pais claim that Barcelona are not interested in signing Chelsea’s David Luiz.

Apparently the Brazilian was offered to Barca, but Ernesto Valverde’s sign are not interested and instead want only to bring in Yerry Mina for Javier Mascherano.

Barca to axe FIVE players

And finally today we end with Sport who reckon that Barca could axe five players in January.

Rafinha, Aleix Vidal, Gerard Deulofeu, Arda Turan and Javier Mascherano are the players who could depart with the club needing to reduce the wage bill.