Neymar is Barcelona’s top target
Today’s rumors start, rather tediously, with Neymar who is all over Sport and Mundo Deportivo on Wednesday.
Barca are said to be ready to “start their offensive” soon, possible as early as next week if Paris Saint-Germain are knocked out of the Champions League.
Mundo Deportivo are also talking about Neymar. They reckon the Brazilian remains determined to come back to the Camp Nou and will force an exit in the summer.
Their report also claims Barca will be able to sign him for €180m which may make it easier for Barca to do a deal.
Ter Stegen unsure if he’ll stay at Barcelona
Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s future at Barcelona has come under scrutiny with Cat Radio’s Club de la Mitjanit claiming he’s not too happy at the Camp Nou.
Journalist Lluis Canut says a colleague tried to talk to Ter Stegen about a book, but the offer was turned down because the German doesn’t know if he’ll still be at Barca next year.
The goalkeeper is apparently also one of the players in the squad who is not happy with the amount of training Barca are doing currently.
Barca to offer Ter Stegen new deal before end of year
Of course hot on the heels of that report is another from ESPN who reckon Barcelona will offer their goalkeeper a new contract before the end of 2020.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu wants both MATS and Messi signed up, and the goalkeeper’s preference is to stay at the Camp Nou.
Inter want Arthur, Todibo and Aleñá in Lautaro deal
Over in Italy the word is that Inter Milan would be happy to sell Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona provided that some or all of Arthur, Jean-Clair Todibo and Carles Alena are included in the deal.
Previous speculation has suggested Arturo Vidal would be included in any potential transfer, but it seems as though Antonio Conte would much prefer to have Arthur instead.
It seems unlikely Barca would want to allow Arthur to leave but, given the club’s dealings in the last few transfer windows, you really wouldn’t put anything past them at this point.
Thiago Silva wants to play with Messi at Barcelona
And finally today we end with another report from Mundo Deportivo who reckon that Thiago Silva wants to play with Lionel Messi at Barca before he hangs up his boots.
The PSG captain’s contract at the Parc des Princes expires in the summer, and Silva has apparently made it clear he would love to head to the Camp Nou.
The reports says there’s been no contact from Barcelona, but the defender would proritise a move to the club over any other offers he may receive.