In midweek, Barcelona defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 at home in the UEFA Champions League. Ferran Torres and Fermin Lopez scored to keep the team’s perfect start to the season going.
In the meantime, Manchester City attacker Julian Alvarez is expected to cost £80 million. In other news, the Blaugrana are interested in PSG midfielder Presnel Kimpembe.
On that note, here are the most important Barcelona transfer stories as of October 26, 2023:
According to Football Insider, Julian Alvarez will cost £80 million next year. The Argentine attacker rose to prominence after helping his country win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
He has recently been as important for Manchester City, attracting interest from clubs all over Europe. Barcelona has the player on their wishlist as they prepare to replace Robert Lewandowski.
The Polish striker is nearing the end of his career, thus the La Liga winners want Alvarez to fill his shoes. This season, the 23-year-old has been on fire, tallying seven goals and five assists in 15 appearances across all competitions.
Taking him away from the Etihad is going to be a pricey business, with Real Madrid also interested in the Argentine.
Barcelona is interested in Presnel Kimpembe.
According to Todo Fichajes, Barcelona is interested in Presnel Kimpembe. The La Liga giants are looking for a new defender as Andreas Christiansen and Jules Kounde’s futures remain questionable. Both defenders joined the Camp Nou last summer but are expected to leave in 2024.
To remedy the situation, the La Liga giants have chosen Kimpembe as a target. The French defender is out with an injury, and his contract with PSG expires in less than a year.
The Ligue 1 winners have yet to offer him a new contract, and he may be free to depart next summer. Barcelona is hoping to sign him on a Bosman deal.
According to renowned transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are not in talks to sign Gavi.
The Spanish midfielder has recently been a revelation for Barcelona and is one of Xavi’s most trusted guys. According to recent speculations, the Blaugrana may be obliged to trade the player next year in order to address their financial issues.
Gavi’s likely destination has been reported as Stamford Bridge. However, Romano denied those accusations in his piece for Caught Offside, stressing that the player remains crucial to the La Liga champions’ plans.
“There have been some reports in Spain stating that Barcelona’s financial struggles mean they could soon be under pressure to sell a big name, with Gavi or Pedri named as likely candidates.”This has also fueled talk that Chelsea, in particular, is interested in signing Gavi, who might command a fee of around €100 million,” said Romano.
“However, it’s important to note that I’m not aware of that at the moment.” According to my sources, no decision on summer plans will be taken right now; it will rely on a variety of factors, although Barcelona is not now desperate to sell players.Gavi and Pedri are also important members of the Barca project. Sorry to disappoint Chelsea supporters, but I don’t believe there’s anything to this narrative.”
This season, the 19-year-old has two goals and one assist in 12 games for Barcelona in all competitions.