Barca face huge competition for Onana
Barcelona are competing with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea for the signing of Everton midfielder Amadou Onana.
The 22-year-old midfielder could cost £51 million – which would price Barcelona out.
“Like the cash-strapped Toffees, Barcelona have their own financial issues and cannot afford to go beyond £34m as things stand.
“But the Spanish giants are monitoring the midfielder’s situation closely.
“Everton will hope to generate an auction for Onana this summer.
“Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are all among the clubs to have him on their shortlist.
“The 22-year-old Belgian international arrived at Goodison Park from Lille for £33.5m after snubbing West Ham in August 2022.”
De Jong linked with Barca exit
As well as struggling to afford Onana, Barcelona could now choose to sell Frenkie de Jong, with the Mirror suggesting the Dutchman is open to a move.
The player is wanted by Manchester United, and Erik ten Hag may now get his man.
“United’s Dutch manager is well versed in what De Jong’s main strengths are, given the pair worked closely during their shared time at Eredivisie giants Ajax. Now at Barcelona, De Jong is often a name that crops up on the transfer wishlists of Premier League clubs
“He has hardly set the world alight since his switch to the Camp Nou in 2019, but that would have been difficult considering the number of obstacles the club has faced on and off the pitch in that time. Regardless, in the past De Jong has pledged his loyalty to Barcelona.
“However, it seems like something has changed in the six months that have passed since those remarks from De Jong. Half a year later, it appears that the technically gifted midfield maestro is now more open to the idea of leaving Barcelona as speculation over a move to Manchester rears its head once again.”
United chase Argentine quartet
The Express believes that Manchester United are interested in four young Argentine players plying their trade in South America.
However, clubs such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and rivals Manchester City could be interested too.
“United are following the progress of the nation’s quartet Franco Mastantuono, Aaron Anselmino, Ian Subiabre and Tomas Parmo.
“Mastantuono, 16, made the headlines by becoming the joint-second youngest goalscorer in Argentine football history in River Plate’s 3-0 win over Excursionistas on Thursday.
“Parmo, another midfielder, joins Mastantuono on United’s watchlist after catching the eye at age 16 at Independiente.
“As has Subiabre, a 17-year-old winger, who made his senior debut for River Plate last week after scoring three goals in 20 appearances for Argentina’s U17s.
“United are also said to be keeping tabs on the defensive market, with Anselmino on the club’s radar.”
Six players may quit Anfield
Liverpool are preparing for Jurgen Klopp’s departure, and there could be further upheaval.
: “Liverpool are on the precipice of a major transformation.
“Jurgen Klopp’s end-of-season departure is set to shake the foundations of the club, and finding the right successor will be harder than a diamond-incrusted anvil. Not only that, the knock-on effects of the German’s exit could be just as significant with several senior stars facing exits.
“The Reds, who went top of the Premier League again on Saturday with a 3-1 win at home to Burnley, will head into next season with a brand new philosophy for the first time in nearly a decade and some axe-swinging could be on the cards over the summer to accommodate the new regime. Even players untouchable under Klopp could be facing the chop.”
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