Edinson Cavani has reportedly refused to move to Boca Juniors as he continues to move to Barcelona.
The Uruguay international has been praised in part for his role at Manchester United since signing in 2020, but ongoing injury problems have hampered his recovery and he is now thought to be out in January.
Sergio Aguero’s recent retirement has left Barca short on the strikers’ side and Blaugrana are thought to be considering an 18-month contract for the former Napoli star.
According to TYC Sports, current Primera Division champions Boca – who are 13 points behind River Plate leading the league this year – have been partially rejected due to Cavani’s desire to continue playing in European competitions.
Should he leave Manchester for Barca, he will be joining the Catalan team in a terrific way in the La Liga title race. Xavi’s side are currently eighth in Spain in the top flight, with 18 points behind current leaders Real Madrid, and are facing a major Champions League qualifier.
They exited the European club competition in the group stage this season, with defeats to Bayern Munich and Benfica finishing third, instead of placing them in the Europa League. In that tournament, Barca will face Napoli in the knockout rounds in the last 16.
In other news of Barça’s transfer, the club are closing in on Ferran Torres, and Manchester City is ready to sign the Spanish midfielder’s departure in January. The 21-year-old wants to be part of Xavi’s new season at Camp Nou and has made it clear to Pep Guardiola that he would like to leave Etihad Stadium.
Barcelona have also been linked with Alexis Sanchez and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in recent weeks.