Apart from strengthening their attack Barca is also planning to bring in a strong centre back to replace aging Pique. They have reportedly turned their attentions to Sevilla defender Diego Carlos.
According to Sport, Barca are keen on planning a move for Carlos for a little while now because he had a strong La Liga campaign in 2019-20 before the competition was suspended.
Carlos has a buyout clause of €75 million which is too high for Barca, given the attacking signings they are planning for but they can negotiate further.
In the 27-yeat old’s deal, Ivan Rakitic can play an important role. The midfielder is surplus to requirements at Camp Nou so Barca is keen on offloading the midfielder to anyone and Sevilla remains the favourite destination for the Croatian.
Barca even wanter as low as €20m for Rakitic, but Sevilla are unlikely to meet such demands, but it’s possible that the club could strike a deal involving both of the players to make the deal even easier, especially during this financial crisis.
On the other hand, Sport reckons that there might be one more problem, Liverpool is said to be keen on signing the centre-back to play alongside Virgil van Dijk.
The report even says that the Reds might even be in a position to pay his whopping €75 million buyout clause and bring him to Anfield.
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