Expecting a Busy Transfer Window

This is according to FCInterNews, a Spain-based outlet, which states that there is only one Nerazzurri primary player that the club is after and they may still have some involvement even if a deal cannot be finalized. However, a few other names also came up in the discussion from the Porto club and Kessie. Sport claims that the president of the Catalonia giants along with their director also traveled to Portugal earlier this week. There, a meeting was also arranged between the directors of the Italian club to watch the Nerazzurri play in the Champions League.

According to the Spanish publication, Kessie’s name was brought up in transfer talks which were reported to have happened between the two directors. The coveted midfielder, who is 26 years old, is still a desirable target for many clubs in Italy. Even though injuries in the Blaugranas’ midfield have given Kessie extra time for match fitness as well as game time, there is still a possibility of the player leaving the club to look for better opportunities.

The Spanish club has already been linked with moves for Paris Saint-Germain’s striker and Juventus defender. However, they are also looking at other options.

According to reports in Spain, Barcelona may also wish to sign a Bayern Munich midfielder on a free transfer when his contract with the Bundesliga giants expires. The international player is further reported to be looking at Real Madrid, although many believe that the star would opt for a move to Nou camp.

The club is also reportedly interested in signing a Juventus midfielder on loan until the end of the season before making a permanent move next summer. The German international has struggled since joining the Italian side last summer and could be available for around €15 million. Another target for the Catalan giants is Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt who is expected to make his first-team debut for them.