Transfer rumours: Barcelona want Salah, Man City join Lewandowski race

Sean Walsh
Could these two be on the move?
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Barcelona's list of alternative forward options to Erling Haaland has extended to Mohamed Salah due to his uncertain future at Liverpool. Xavi is said to be a big fan of the Egyptian's versatility in particular.

Also on Xavi's list of alternatives are Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku and Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski.

Manchester City are also preparing for the event that they are unable to land Haaland and have also identified Lewandowski as an option, with Real Madrid and Manchester United also keeping tabs on the Bayern Munich striker.

Manchester United's other striker target is Harry Kane, with the England captain set to push for a move away from Tottenham again this summer.

The Red Devils are also one of several sides who are keen on signing Leeds star Raphinha. Man Utd will be rivalled by Barcelona and Liverpool in the race for the Brazilian's signature.

Elsewhere at Barcelona, Franck Kessie is nearing an agreement to sign for the Blaugrana on a free transfer from Milan. PSG and Tottenham were among multiple other sides who had been looking to bring the Ivorian in this summer.

Barça are also closing in on Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui, who had been on Milan's radar in recent months.

Lionel Messi's father has been in touch with Barcelona regarding a summer move back to Camp Nou. The Argentine forward joined PSG on a free transfer last summer but his spell in France hasn't been a successful one - Messi was loudly booed by home fans in a 3-0 win against Bordeaux at the weekend.

Angel di Maria will not be renewing his contract with PSG this summer and is on the lookout for another European club to join ahead of the World Cup. Former side Benfica have shown an initial interest in the Argentine.

Steven Gerrard is continuing to monitor Luis Suarez's situation ahead of a potential summer move to Aston Villa.

Yesterday's transfer rumours: Arsenal to muscle in on Coutinho; Haaland uncertainty