Barcelona intends to sign five free agents next summer, including Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Antonio Rudiger.
According to sources, Paul Pogba and Antonio Rudiger are on Barcelona’s list of prospective free transfers for next summer’s window.
The Premier League duo are approaching the end of their contracts and have yet to agree on fresh terms.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona wants to repeat their free-agent signings of Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia, and Sergio Aguero in the last transfer window.
Pogba has a few months to decide where he wants to play next, according to SunSport.
Manchester United has given the Frenchman until Christmas to decide whether or not to sign a new contract with the club.
Real Madrid has long admired Pogba and would compete with Barcelona for his signature.
Juventus, Pogba’s old club, is also interested in re-signing him.
And it appears that Juve has the upper hand over Barcelona and Real Madrid, as Pogba has stated that he enjoys his time in Turin.
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“I like Turin!” the 28-year-old exclaimed. Former Juventus teammates like Dybala are always on my mind.
“Right now, I’m in Manchester; I’m under contract until June; after that, we’ll see.”
“I want to finish this season at my best – then we’ll see.”
Real would compete with Barca for Rudiger’s signing as well.
From January 1, the defense, like Pogba, can speak to foreign clubs about a move.
Rudiger is said to be demanding a weekly salary of £400,000.
Barca are also interested in signing Arsenal and Inter Milan transfer target Andre Onana, who recently served a doping suspension.
The Ajax goalkeeper served his suspension, but was assigned to the academy squad and has yet to play in the first team this season.
Onana is also said to have turned down a new deal.
Franck Kessie, an AC Milan midfielder, is also on Barca’s five-man list.
However, Man United, who are prepared for the possibility of losing Pogba – possibly to Barca – will be a tough competitor for the LaLiga club.
Despite the fact that Barca is aiming to bolster their team at little cost, the source indicates that significant investment is not ruled out.
If Barca decides to invest money, it will be on an attacker.
Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund has been connected with Barca in recent times.
The 21-year-old has a £64 million release clause in his contract, which will come into effect next summer. In today’s market, this is a steal.
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