Barcelona agree new Busquets deal
Today’s rumors start with Sergio Busquets and news that Barcelona have agreed a new deal in principle with the midfielder.
Catalunya Radio reckon that president Josep Maria Bartomeu has personally overseen negotiations over his renewal as he is such a key player.
Busquets will get a boost in salary, although the report does not say how long the new deal will run for.
Griezmann left out of new Atletico kit launch
Over at AS they’ve been looking through pictures of Atletico Madrid’s new kit launch and have noticed that a certain person is missing.
Yep, you’ve guessed it, while Saul Niguez, Diego Costa and Lucas Hernandez are all pictured, there’s no Antoine Griezmann in the pictures which can mean only thing - he’s definitely, possibly, maybe off to Barcelona.
Manchester City to rival Barcelona for De Ligt
Meanwhile, Sport are reporting that Manchester City will rival Barcelona for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.
De Ligt is described as being a “long-term target” for Barcelona although any move may depend on how Samuel Umtiti’s contract renewal talks go.
However, it look as though Barcelona will face competition from Pep Guardiola as he’s after a replacement for 32-year-old Vincent Kompany, according to the Guardian.
Tottenham confident on De Ligt
City aren’t the only English club hoping to land De Ligt, as Tottenham also want him and hope their good relationship with Ajax can sweeten any deal.
According to the Evening Standard, Mauricio Pochettino wants De Ligt to place Toby Alderweireld who is expected to leave Spurs this summer.
Spurs bought Davinson Sanchez from Ajax last year but would have to break their transfer record if they are to land De Ligt.
Lenglet meets Sevilla for talks
And finally today it’s back to Sport who are also reporting that Clement Lenglet’s representatives have met with Sevilla for talks over his future.
The negotiations were apparently “friendly” but it appears a final decision over his future has yet to be made.
Lenglet missed out on France’s World Cup squad and has headed off on holiday, but Barcelona are due to meet his representatives in the next few days.