Barcelona Transfer Latest July 2013
With the recent signings of Neymar from Santos and Bojan Krkic from Roma, Barcelona looks set to continue to strengthen their side in preparation for the season ahead.
Here is a look at other players that could be joining the Catalan giants this summer.
Wayne Rooney – Manchester United
Wayne Rooney has been encouraged to join Barcelona by new signing Neymar, as speculation continues to surround the destiny of the Manchester United striker.
England international Rooney, who has two years left on his contract, demanded a transfer at the end of last season and has consequently been associated with a £25 million move to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Juan Mata – Chelsea
Links between Mata and Barcelona are nothing new. When the Spaniard was playing at Valencia, he was constantly referred to as a future Barcelona player, but in the summer of 2011 when Valencia finally decided to sell, a move failed to complete, after Barcelona decided to sign Alexis Sanchez instead.
There has been growing speculation that Mourinho would seek to find a buyer for the Spanish international and previously Real Madrid had been linked with the former Valencia man, although, it now appears that Tito Vilanova sees Mata as a strong attacking midfield presence who could sit behind Neymar and Lionel Messi.
Thiago Silva – PSG
Barcelona are determined to push on with their efforts to sign Thiago Silva.
Raul Sanllehi of the management team, who worked overtime on Neymar’s negotiations, is now sent to do the same with Silva.
At the moment, PSG will not accept any value below €38 million for the Brazilian defender.
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