Barcelona are reportedly eyeing a January deal for Wolves winger Adama Traore – however a possible transfer relies upon closely on the way forward for Ousmane Dembele.
Xavi is determined to strengthen his Barca assault earlier than the winter window attracts to a detailed subsequent week, having misplaced Ansu Fati to one more damage for the subsequent three months.
Former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata was believed to be his high goal, nevertheless a deal to convey him to the Nou Camp seems too sophisticated given he’s at present on mortgage at Juventus from Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona are reportedly eyeing a last-gasp January deal for Wolves winger Adama Traore
In response to ESPN, with Morata seemingly out of attain Barca have now turned their consideration to Traore – the La Masia graduate who left them to affix Aston Villa in 2015.
Catalans chiefs are understood to have held talks with Wolves over a £17million deal to re-sign their former academy star earlier this month.
The information comes as a blow to Antonio Conte, who’s reportedly hoping to lure Traore to Tottenham earlier than the January deadline passes.
Spurs saw an initial £15million bid rejected by Wolves last week however had been hoping to return again in and attain an settlement with their Premier League colleagues.
Tottenham are additionally hoping to prise the participant away from Wolves earlier than the window closes
Now they may face competitors from Barca for his signature, but provided that Dembele indicators a brand new contract or leaves the membership first.
Dembele solely has 5 months remaining on his present contract and is but to place pen to paper on an extension, with Nou Camp officers telling him final week to discover a new membership earlier than the window closes.
However the France winger’s agent is claimed to have met with Xavi and sporting advisor Jordi Cruyff to inform them his consumer nonetheless needs to signal a brand new deal in Catalonia.
However any Barca transfer for Traore is essentially depending on Ousmane Dembele (left)
Any enterprise Barca full within the ultimate days of the January window is essentially depending on his contractual scenario, as they don’t have room inside their La Liga-imposed wage cap to register any extra signings.
Ought to he pen an extension, the Spanish outfit can then release area on their wage invoice by spreading out the remaining amortisation funds on his switch price and backloading his wage.
And if he leaves, there can even be room for Barca to make a beeline for Traore within the coming days.
Source: Every day Mail