FC Barcelona transfer news LIVE
By Mudeet Arora
The January transfer window has opened up and FC Barcelona are one of the few clubs who will most definitely dive into the market in order to make some key signings and sell some high priced players in order to shape themselves well for the second half of the 2021-22 season.
We will bring you all the latest Barcelona news and transfers LIVE on 90min here throughout January.
Barcelona dealt Tagliafico transfer blow
Marca report Barcelona have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico after talks between the Catalan outfit and Dutch side broke down.
Barcelona want 20 million euros for Ousmane Dembele
Marca report FC Barcelona want 20 million euros for Ousmane Dembele, who has agreed personal terms with Paris Saint-Germain over a transfer.
Dembele's contract with Barcelona expires in the summer, and the Catalan outfit are looking to offload the Frenchman before the January transfer window closes.
Aubameyang agrees to join Barcelona
Gerard Romero reports Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reached an agreement with Barcelona over a loan move, but for the deal to materialize, Ousmane Dembele will have to leave the club.
FC Barcelona sign Adama Traore on initial loan
Barcelona have announced the signing of Adama Traore on loan from Wolves. The 26-year-old joins Barcelona on a loan until the end of the season, after which the Catalan outfit could make the transfer permanent by triggering a non-obligatory purchase option of around 30 million euros
Xavi makes stance on Ousmane Dembele clear to player's agent
Marca claim Xavi told Ousmane Dembele's agent Moussa Sissoko in a meeting that took place on January 25 that the Frenchman won't play if he neither renews his contract with Barca nor leaves the club in the January transfer window.
Bayern want to sign Frenkie de Jong
Bayern want to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, and they have made contact with the player's agent to show their interest, Marca reports. The Spanish outlet further claims if Bayern don't manage to land De Jong this January, they will try again in the summer.
Nicolas Tagliafico wants Barcelona move
Marca claims Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico wants to join Barcelona, who have made the Argentine their top transfer target to provide competition to Jordi Alba in that position. The Spanish outlet further claims Tagliafico has also attracted transfer interest from elsewhere, but the 29-year-old has asked his agent to halt talks with other clubs, with the left-back confident Ajax will strike an agreement with Barca.
Xavi wants Barca to make two more signings this January
Xavi wants FC Barcelona to make two more signings in the ongoing January transfer window, SPORT reports. The Spanish outlet claims Xavi wants a new striker, with Alvaro Morata his priority, and the 41-year-old tactician would also like to sign a full-back who can play on both flanks.
Martial's Juventus transfer could facilitate Barcelona move for Morata
Sport report Juventus could allow Alvaro Morata to cut short his loan spell with them and move to FC Barcelona if the Italian side could land Anthony Martial in the January transfer window. Juventus are unlikely to let Morata, who plays for the Serie A side on loan from Atletico Madrid, leave for Barcelona unless they find a suitable replacement. Should a move for Martial materialize, Juve could allow Morata to return to Spain.
Barcelona identify Erling Haaland alternatives
Sport report Dusan Vlahovic and Alexander Isak are on Barcelona's list if they fail to sign Erling Haaland in the summer. Barca are interested in signing Haaland, but it remains to be seen if they can pull off a deal for the Dortmund star, given their current financial situations. Should they fail in their pursuit for Haaland, Barca could target either Vlahovic or Isak as the Norwegian's alternative.
Getafe trying to entice Puig away from Barcelona
Getafe are the latest club to have enquired Barcelona about Riqui Puig, AS [via Sport] reports. Puig, though, does not want to leave Barcelona, and the 22-year-old, who has a contract at the club until 2023, has not changed his plans for the future.
Barcelona offer Dembele to Man Utd & Newcastle
Barcelona have offered Ousmane Dembele to Manchester United and Newcastle United as the Catalan giants look to cash in on the Frenchman before he leaves on a free transfer in the summer, Sport reports.
Dembele's current contract with Barca expires in the summer, and despite the club's best attempts, he is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal. He looks increasingly unlikely to stay at Barcelona beyond the summer, and the Catalan outfit are seemingly looking to move him on.
Barcelona open to selling duo to Chelsea
Barcelona have told Chelsea they are open to selling reported Blues targets Sergino Dest and Ousmane Dembele as they look to raise funds for a future Erling Haaland transfer.
According to Diario AS Journalist Javi Miguel, the board in Catalonia are working to sell players including Dest, Dembele and Memphis Depay
However, Dest's agent Michael Reschke has spoken about interest in Sergino Dest.
“He has no intention of changing clubs [and] I am quite skeptical about a possible move to Bayern this summer.”
Source: BILD via Barca Blaugranes
PSG ready to sell Kurzawa to Barcelona
According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Layvin Kurzawa could soon be a Barcelona player, with Paris Saint-Germain willing to sell him to the Blaugrana for €5 million.
Barcelona target Niklas Sule on a free transfer
According to the Bayern Insider podcast hosted by Christian Falk, the Catalans are apparently interested in Niklas Sule.
Barcelona chief tells Dembele to make his mind up
“The situation hasn’t changed with Dembele,” Barcelona chief Mateu Alemany said.
“He knows very well what the club thinks. He has our offer on the table and he knows that we should resolve this situation quickly.
“We hope that it can be for the good and he stays with us because he is an important player and there will be updates soon.”
Barcelona offer Juventus Depay for Morata
Barcelona have offered Juventus Memphis Depay as part of a swap deal for Alvaro Morata Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio claiming that Federico Chiesa's injury has led them to look for replacements.
The Dutchman had previously been offered to Juventus during the talks surrounding Morata, but the Serie A side were not prepared to sacrifice one of their top scorers.
Atletico want Memphis Depay
According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Memphis Depay has begun discussions with Atletico Madrid over a possible move in the summer transfer window. Barcelona will demand €30 million to part with the Dutch international
Juventus too have spoken to Barcelona for Depay on loan. According to Italian journalistGianluca Di Marzio, although Juventus’ primary target is Zenit Saint Petersburg’s Sardar Azmoun, they will explore the option of getting Depay on loan after losing Federico Chiesa for the rest of the season owing to an ACL injury.
FC Barcelona want Kamara as Busquets' replacement
According to reports from El Nacional, Olympique Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara has emerged as a major target for FC Barcelona, who want him to replace Sergio Busquets.
Barcelona target Stole Dimitrievski speaks out on transfer rumours
“I am very focused on the games this season and that is what interests me. Hearing things like that makes you feel happy and grateful because surely I have done something good because that is why they ask about me,” he said.
“But I am very focused on my own things, on working for the team and continuing to add to the team.
“I don’t have any information and I would not like to know it directly because it can affect my day to day. I am a serious and very calm person Yoou have to be focused: train well, play well ... but whatever has to come will come. Obviously anyone wants to improve and play for a big team but I’m very focused on Rayo.”
Dimitrievski told Mundo Deportivo
Former Chelsea star Oscar on Barcelona's radar
Brazilian publication TNT Sports report that Barca have made contact with Oscar for a move, however, the Brazilian is on unbelievable wages reported to around £560,000-a-week until 2024.
Barcelona reactivate plans for Morata
After letting go of Philippe Coutinho on loan and agreeing to a wage cut with Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona are back in with their ambitions to sign Alvaro Morata this month, reports El Nacional.
FC Barcelona not interested in Anthony Martial
Barcelona are categorically “not interested” in a move for Anthony Martial, according to reports.
Spanish outlet Sport, via Sports Mole, claims the Catalans are not interested in the prospect of signing the Frenchman.
Real Madrid plan Kessie hijack
Los Blancos are planning to hijack FC Barcelona's attempts to sign Franck Kessie reports El Nacional.
Barcelona goalkeeper looking for a fresh challenge
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona goalkeeper Neto is looking for a team that might offer him first-team football and manager Xavi is well aware of the fact.
Barcelona register Ferran Torres transfer after Umtiti agrees paycut
Barca announced the signing of Torres from Manchester City for €55 million two weeks ago but have not yet been able to register him within their LaLiga-imposed spending limit.
But they can now register the player after Samuel Umtiti signed a new deal with the club, agreeing to take a paycut.
"The French defender is reducing a part of the salary that he was due to receive in the year and a half remaining on his contract," Barca said in a statement confirming Umtiti's renewal.
"This contract extension operation does not entail any greater financial commitments for FC Barcelona with regard to the player.
"FC Barcelona wishes to publicly express its gratitude to Samuel Umtiti for his willingness and the affection that he has demonstrated towards the club.
"Through this contract extension, FC Barcelona will be able to increase its 'financial fair play' quota and thus register Ferran Torres."
Georginio Wijnaldum offers himself to Barcelona
Barcelona were keen to sign Georginio Wijnaldum last summer only for the midfielder to choose to make a move to Paris Saint-Germain. However, things have not gone to plan for the Dutchman at the Parc des Princes and now El Nacional report that the players agent has offered his client's services to the Catalan giants.
Despite this offer, the report goes on state that Xavi has no interest in signing Wijnaldum as he is happy with the midfield options at his disposal.
Bruno Fernandes shuts down Barcelona links
Bruno Fernandes has shut down rumours linking him with a move to Barcelona, calling the links as "bad journalism".
The 27-year-old has been struggling from a dip in form, scoring just once in his last 14 Premier League games and reports have claimed that he is one of the players who are unhappy with the current situation at United.
However, Fernandes has come out to set the record straight in a direct response to the post on Instagram, telling his followers: "And I thought the new year only started a few days ago, yet we’re already on April 1! Or is this once again just bad journalism?"
FC Barcelona's Bruno Fernandes plan
Barcelona will launch a sensational bid for Bruno Fernandes this summer if they fail to land Erling Haaland, according to reports in Spain.
According to El Nacional, Barcelona would need to sacrifice one of Pedri or Gavi to make room for the Manchester United star in the squad.
Man City monitoring Gavi
The Daily Mail cite reports in Spain to claim that Pep Guardiola is a huge admirer of Gavi and is looking to bring him to Manchester City.
Gavi has a £42m release clause in his Barcelona contract.
Two Premier League teams interested in Martin Braithwaite
Spanish outlet Fichajes report that Barcelona are willing to offload Braithwaite and two clubs from the Premier League, West Ham United and Norwich City are interested.
Barcelona offer Samuel Umtiti to Newcastle United
According to SPORT, Premier League side Newcastle United have been offered a chance to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti in the January transfer window.
Barcelona in talks with Antony
According to Catalan newspaper El Nacional, Ajax star Antony has opened discussions with Barcelona over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The Brazilian forward who is valued at around €35 million by the Dutch giants, is also being tracked by Real Madrid, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Juventus.
Barcelona step up interest in Christensen
According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona will be stepping up their efforts to sign Andreas Christensen in a free transfer for the summer window.
Morata not giving up on Barcelona transfer
Juventus striker Alvaro Morata is not giving up hopes of signing for FC Barcelona. According to a report from Sport, the Spaniard isn’t ruling out an exit even if he needs to force his way out.
Coutinho signs for Aston Villa
Aston Villa have completed the signing of Philippe Coutinho on loan.
Aston Villa in talks for Philippe Coutinho
Barcelona are said to be in discussion with Aston Villa over a move that would see Philippe Coutinho spend the rest of the season on loan in the Premier League.
Villa may not be the only option with ESPN reporting Villa are one of five clubs with Everton too being an option.
Anthony Martial once again on Barcelona's radar
Spanish outlet Sport are reporting that Martial “wants” to join Barcelona. The club are said to be keen to sign a striker this month with an initial loan being preferred.
FC Barcelona need to pay €15m for Julian Draxler
Catalan outlet El Nacional have stated that PSG are open to selling Julian Draxler to FC Barcelona provided the La Liga side shell out €15m for the German star.
Chelsea eyeing Sergino Dest
According to SPORT, Chelsea are interested in snapping up Sergino Dest from FC Barcelona.
The report adds that Barca will not sell the 21-year-old United States international for less than €20m (£16.7m).
Riqui Puig rejects move away from Barcelona
According to a report from El Nacional, Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig has rejected the opportunity to make a switch to Real Betis in the ongoing transfer window as he wishes to fight for his place at the Camp Nou.
Atletico Madrid interested in Memphis Depay
According to a report from El Nacional, La Liga side Atletio Madrid are reportedly interested in taking advantage of Barcelona's financial turmoil by trying to sign Memphis Depay in the summer transfer window later this year.
Laporta vows to sign Erling Haaland for Barcelona
Barcelona may look like a club in major financial turmoil but their ambitions president Joan Laporta has vowed to bring Erling Haaland to the Camp Nou.
According to Spanish publication Marca, Laporta has vowed to sign the Borussia Dortmund forward next summer ahead of arch rivals Real Madrid, who are expected to be the favourites to land his signature.
Philippe Coutinho hints at Barcelona exit
Barcelona star Coutinho wants a move to the Premier League or Serie A, rather than accepting a step down to a lower league, according to Sport.
Barcelona in pole position to sign Naby Keita
As claimed by Spanish news outlet El Nacional, Barcelona are the frontrunners to sign Keita in the summer.
The report states that Klopp wants to let Keita go at the end of the season, with Barca “on pole” to sign the midfielder at the end of the season.
Ousmane Dembele's contract ultimatum
The director of football at FC Barcelona Matheu Alemany has confirmed that they will not be holding any further meetings with Ousmane Dembele's representatives until they gain clarity from the player about his future.
The club wants Dembele to agree to a lower salary following the €55 million signing of Ferran Torres.
"It's not true there will be another meeting," Alemany said, as quoted on ESPN. "There has been contact with his camp for months. They know the club's position, that we want him to stay."
"There's a renewal offer on the table and that's with them. It can't be put off for much longer, we're waiting for a definitive answer."
Atletico Madrid target Sergino Dest
According to a report by Sport, who quote El Chiringuito, Atletico Madrid are the latest club to register an interest in securing the services of Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest.
The defender is also being targeted by Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
Samuel Umtiti turns down Fenerbahce move
According to Sport, Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has rejected Fenerbahce's loan move as he prefers to play for a team with a better sporting project.
Ronald Araujo targeted by Liverpool and Chelsea
Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly targeting Barcelona youngster Ronald Araujo.
According to a report by Catalan outlet El Nacional, Araujo has impressed the Premier League giants Liverpool and Chelsea.
While the Reds' interest might be just a rumour with Konate signed just last summer, the enquiry from Chelsea seems to be more promosing as they are also in a condition to pay as well as offer players to Barcelona in return.
Christensen is one of the players Barcelona have shown interest in which could pave the way for Araujo to Chelsea.
Barcelona asked to pay €50m for Jose Gaya
FC Barcelona will need to splash out as much as €50m in order to sign 26-year-old Jose Gaya from Valencia, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes.
With Jordi Alba inching towards the end of his career, Gaya has been seen as a viable replacement for the Spaniard.
However, Valencia's asking price could be a major hindrance in securing this deal. Needless to say that any movement on this deal could only be seen in the summer.
Barcelona aim for Martial-Debele swap deal
The Blaugrana have grown tired of Ousmane Dembele's refusal to sign a new deal, followed by his reported demands of €40 million salary per season.
However, Dembele and his agent feel that if Barcelona have the funds to sign Ferran Torres and ambition to sign Erling Haaland, they should have the budget to pay the French winger.
Barcelona don't want to pay up an according to ARA, Barcelona are trying to arrange a swap deal with Manchester United involving Dembele and his compatriot, Anthony Martial.
Bayern Munich closing in on Barcelona target Matthias Ginter
Ginter, who plays for Borussia Monchengladbach is also a target for FC Barcelona after Eric Garcia has failed to impress at the Camp Nou.