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.
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
Having pulled out of a deal for Rodrigo, Barça
Mike Verweij reports that Ajax technical director Marc Overmars has rebuffed any possible interest in their talismanic captain, telling
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
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,