Transfer: FC Barcelona closely monitoring Europe’s top midfielders as Neymar’s replacement


FC Barcelona have been closely monitoring Liverpool FC midfielder, Phillipe Coutinho. The Catalan giants have been speculating and trying to sign the player for quite a while now.

The Spanish club have recently sold Neymar to Ligue 1 giants, Paris Saint Germain for a world record fee of 220 million this past Friday after the French club activated the Brazilian’s release clause.

Liverpool FC have been really determined to not sell Coutinho, despite Barcelona willing to offer a total of 100 million for the player.

Ernesto Valverde’s men have been eyeing Argentinean sensation and Leo Messi’s international team mate, Paulo Dybala.
Reports in Italy have claimed that it is indeed Messi who has recommended his team to sign the Juventus winger.

Valverde and Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu now face a challenging task of rebuilding the club with the departure of Neymar and Dybala is one of the many potential targets that have been linked with a move to Spain.

Dybala has been impressive throughout last season for Juve, where he played a major role in taking his team to the Champions League final and also helping them win their sixth consecutive Serie A title.

Dybala scored a total of 11 goals in 31 appearances in the league last season and netted 4 goals in 11 matches for the Bianconeri in the Champions League.
Other than that, Borussia Dortmund player Ousmane Dembele has also been linked with a move to Barcelona.

French outlet L’Equipe claims that the Catalan club had agreed to personal terms with Dembele ahead of a 90 million move that the club has been preparing for the French player.

On the other hand, Barcelona’s biggest rivals Real Madrid CF are worried about the fact that the Blaugrana Giants might go on a spending spree and eventually end up signing all of Real Madrid’s transfer targets.

AS Monaco star Kylian Mbappe has also been a major target for Real Madrid this transfer window and according to recent reports, Barcelona are also eyeing a move for the French teenager.