Barcelona attacks Alvaro Morata, Tagliafico and Azpilicueta
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The Catalans are working on bringing reinforcements The transfer of Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina to Juventus could unblock many other jobs by the end of the winter transfer window, which ends on Monday night. Among the clubs waiting for the transfer of Serbs to Turin is Barcelona.
It has long been known that coach Xavi wants Alvaro Morata in Barcelona, ââbut that was an impossible option until Juventus finds another striker. As VlahoviÄ is now at the door of Juventus, the door has opened for Morata to move to Camp Nou.
He told his agents to do everything in their power to let Juve go to Barcelona. It would suit Juventus to remove Morata's salary from the list, and Atletico, of which the Spaniard is officially a member, has nothing against it.
However, Barcelona must first resolve the situation with Ousmane Dembele and somehow resolve it in order to make room in the already narrowed financial capacities for bringing in and registering new players. Xavi and Morata hope that the club will succeed in that, it was made clear to Ousmane Dembele that he has to leave this winter.
If he fails to bring Morata, who is his first pick, Xavi suggested an alternative to using the club. It is about the Argentine Lucas Boye from Elche, who is not expensive. Anyway, Xavi wants a striker because he doesn't trust Memphis Depay and yet he only sees Luuk de Jong as an alternative from the bench.
And in addition to the attacker, he also wants a left-back because Jordi Alba is older, he is more and more prone to injuries and he needs an alternative. Xavi's wish is the Argentine Nicolas Tagliafico, who is pressing Ajax with all his might to let him go to Camp Nou.
That is why he refused negotiations with Napoli, who wanted to bring him. The problem is that Barça can only offer a loan for Tagliafico with the right of buying him, and Ajax insists on a definitive sale at a price of 7,000,000 euros.
Barça also offered the young champion Alejandro Balde to the Dutch champion on loan until the end of the season and as part of Tagliafico's transfer. In addition to the striker and left-back, Barcelona is also seriously working on bringing in a central defender.
Some media report in the Pyrenees that they have already reached an agreement with Azpilicueta for next summer when his contract with Chelsea expires. Reportedly, cooperation was agreed upon for three years.