​Barcelona have failed in an attempt to land Valencia star Rodrigo Moreno and Ajax captain Dusan Tadic in the January transfer window, as the reigning Spanish champions appear to have run out of time and options in the search to bolster their attacking options for the remainder of the season.

La Blaugrana were dealt a significant blow when Luis Suarez underwent knee surgery, which will keep him out of action for around four months, leaving the Catalan giants short of 'number nine' style forwards. 


Barça's priority for the January window was finding cover in attack, with a host of strikers linked.

However, deals for Rodrigo and Tadic have but both deals have failed to materialise, with the clock ticking towards the January transfer window deadline. 

Valencia star ​Rodrigo was Barcelona's primary target in the window, and there was some optimism that the two clubs would find a solution over the Spanish striker's future. However, journalist ​Marta Ramon Gorina reports that Barça have closed negotiations, insisting that they would not bend to the financial demands of the club and agent Jorge Mendes. 

Having pulled out of a deal for Rodrigo, ​Barça then turned their attention to Ajax star Tadic. The Serbian forward has been a revelation since leaving Southampton in 2018, and his blistering form has attracted the attention of the Catalan club. 

​Mike Verweij reports that Ajax technical director Marc Overmars has rebuffed any possible interest in their talismanic captain, telling Barça that Tadic will remain at the Dutch club, with no chance of a short-term loan deal or permanent transfer being arranged.  

Dutch Eredivisie"FC Groningen v Ajax Amsterdam"

According to ​Mundo Deportivo and Ramon Gorina however, Barcelona were in fact offered Tadic's services, and it was the Spanish champions who rejected the chance to sign the 31-year-old, with the latter claiming that Barcelona 'won't sign another Boateng'. 

Kevin-Prince Boateng was a surprise arrival at Camp Nou last season on a six-month loan, but he made very few appearances during his brief stay in Catalonia. 

La Blaugrana have also been linked with moves for a plethora of forwards, and the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Fernando Llorente, Willian José, Krzysztof Piątek and Islam Slimani have all been thrown into the fray.