Barcelona considering January moves for Gundogan or Tielemans


Barcelona are ready to act with Franck Kessie set to move in January, eyeing two players who are out of contract at the end of the season.

Barcelona are expected to be major players in the January transfer market after a busy pre-season.

The 26-time Spanish champions were top of LaLiga at the World Cup break but crashed out of the Champions League.

The Blaugrana are still struggling financially, while also having some uneven players on their books.

Mundo Deportivo report that Barcelona are planning a January move for Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan amid fears that Franck Kessie could leave soon.

The Blaugrana are keen to strengthen their midfield options and a move for Bernardo Silva appears difficult despite their ongoing interest.

As a result, Barca have turned to the German international, whose contract with City expires in mid-2023. The report also claims that the Catalans could make a move for Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans.

Spanish media outlet Sport have linked Kessie with Premier League clubs Aston Villa and Fulham. Ivory Coast only joined in July, but the club’s financial situation means they are willing to let the player leave.

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