Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest updates coming out of the Nou Camp
Wednesday, June 12
- Antoine Griezmann is confident of securing a move to Barcelona this summer
- Griezmann will have to accept the terms he agreed with Barcelona last year
- The future of Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes will be decided this week
- Barcelona have no alternative centre-back targets if Matthijs de Ligt chooses to join PSG
Antoine Griezmann confident
Antoine Griezmann is confident of securing a move to Barcelona this summer, reports claim.
Griezmann has revealed his intentions to leave Atletico Madrid after five years but the club are yet to receive any official bids.
Barcelona were expected to swoop for the Frenchman but have so far failed to firm up their interest.
However, Mundo Deportivo claim he is confident a move will materialise once his release clause drops to £105million on July 1.
The report adds that Griezmann will have to accept the terms he agreed with Barcelona last year before his move fell through.
Andre Gomes announcement
The future of Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes will be decided this week.
That’s according to Spanish newspaper Sport, who claim an announcement could be made in a matter of days.
Gomes impressed on loan with Everton last season but West Ham are still trying to lure the Portuguese international to the London Stadium.
Sport doesn’t state which Premier League outfit are favourites to sign the 25-year-old – but do believe £26million will be enough to secure his signature.
Barcelona have no alternative centre-back targets if Matthijs de Ligt chooses to join Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester United.
De Ligt – who won the Eredivisie title, the KNVB Cup and reached the Champions League semi-finals with the Amsterdam outfit in 2018-19 – has reportedly been swayed towards the Ligue 1 giants’ offered package and the vision they have put forward to him.
According to the Daily Mirror, PSG have offered the Netherlands international a wage packet in excess of £250,000-a-week. United are also said to be putting a huge salary on the table to tempt him to Old Trafford.
And Marca add that if De Ligt decides to snub the Blaugrana, Ernesto Valverde will not chase a second-choice option.