Dembele to cost Barcelona €150m
We start today with Ousmane Dembele who appears to be teasing the world he is on the move after deleting “Borussia Dortmund” from his Instagram bio and “@bvb” from his Twitter account. Make of that what you will.
However, any move to Barcelona may not be as easy as all that with Sport reporting that Dortmund want €150m for a player who cost just €15m a year ago.
Man City enquire about Busquets
Elsewhere, Manchester City have apparently enquired about the possibility of signing Sergio Busquets from Barcelona.
Sport cite a report from Spanish radio station Onda Cero claiming that Pep Guardiola has asked about the midfielder, having recently lost Fernando to Galatasaray.
Draxler not leaving Paris Saint-Germain
The sight of Julian Draxler’s agent in Barcelona recently sparked a flurry of Barcelona rumors, but the German’s agent has been quick to play down talk of a possible move.
“Paris are building a squad with some of the best players in the world, Julian is a part of it and wants to continue, so he’s unsellable,” Roger Wittmann told L’Equipe.
Inigo Martinez deal off
Inigo Martinez had looked like becoming Barcelona’s first signing since the departure of Neymar, but that deal looks increasingly like it might not happen.
Mundo Deportivo report that Ernesto Valverde has now decided Marlon Santos will be his back-up to Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti, with Yerry Mina also set to arrive at some point.
Barca open Soriano talks
Barcelona’s search for a midfielder has now taken them to Villarreal and Roberto Soriano, well that’s according to Football Espana.
They report Eleven Sports journalist Mateusz Swiecicki has confirmed the Blaugrana have opened talks with the Yellow Submarine for the 26-year-old.