Barcelona’s list of alternatives to Erling Haaland has been extended to Mohamed Salah due to his uncertain future at Liverpool. Xavi is said to be a huge supporter of the Egyptian player in particular.
Also on Xavi’s non-selection list are Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
Manchester City are also preparing for an event where they can reach Haaland and nominate Lewandowski as an option, while Real Madrid and Manchester United are also focusing on the Bayern Munich striker.
Another striker Manchester United are looking for is Harry Kane, the England captain who will be pushing out of Tottenham again this summer.
The Red Devils are also one of several teams interested in signing Leeds star Rapinha. Man Utd will take on Barcelona and Liverpool in a bid to sign the Brazilian.
Elsewhere in Barcelona, Franck Kessie is approaching an agreement to sign the Blaugrana with a free transfer from Milan. PSG and Tottenham were among many other clubs looking to bring in the Ivorian this summer.
Barça also shut down Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui, who was on the Milan radar in recent months.
Lionel Messi’s father has been in touch with Barcelona about a summer return to Camp Nou. The Argentine striker joined PSG on a free transfer last summer but his spell in France was not a success – Messi was heavily criticized by local fans for his 3-0 win over Bordeaux at the weekend.
Angel di Maria will not renew his contract with PSG this summer and is looking for another European club to join before the World Cup. The former Benfica side has shown interest in Argentina.
Steven Gerrard continues to monitor Luis Suarez’s condition before moving to Aston Villa in the summer.