Barcelona transfer news LIVE updates from the Nou CampThursday, January 30Philippe Coutinho will NOT return to Barcelona this monthBarcelona will complete a deal for a striker in JanuarySassuolo forward Domenico Berardi the latest name linkedNottingham Forest are in advanced talks to sign Marcus McGuane Barca striker search Barcelona will NOT sign a replacement for Luis Suarez before the end of the transfer window, according to Sky Sports.Barca have been on the lookout for a new frontman to replace Suarez, who is out until the end of the season after having knee surgery.Everton’s Richarlison was a target of Barca’s as they bid a whopping £85million for his services, but once they got that rejection, a decision was made to end their striker search.Barca have also been linked with Lautaro Martinez and Rodrigo, as well as Wissam Ben Yedder.Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Barca to complete striker deal in 24 hours, advanced talks (Image: GETTY)Jimenez/Aubameyang saga Wolves striker Raul Jimenez ‘would be interested’ in a move to Arsenal if Mikel Arteta needs a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, believes former Premier League star Craig Burley.Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium with Barcelona making an approach earlier this window.“I don’t see Aubameyang going to Barcelona,” he told ESPN FC. “I don’t think he’s that kind of player. If you look at Wolves and Arsenal, Wolves are a better side at the moment under Nuno Espirito Santo.“However, Arsenal are a bigger club and are potentially going to have a better team down the line depending [on] how [Mikel] Arteta does with the recruitment.Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Barca to complete striker deal in 24 hours, advanced talks (Image: GETTY)Rakitic to UnitedESPN reported earlier this week that Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic was a target of Manchester United’s.It’s unclear where negotiations are at this point, though ESPN said they weren’t close two days ago.Rakitic was made available by Barcelona, who want around £20million for the Croatian midfielder.United have just signed Bruno Fernandes and are hoping to strengthen their midfield further after injuries to both Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Barca to complete striker deal in 24 hours, advanced talks (Image: GETTY)Barcelona squad to face Leganes tonight:Goalkeepers: Marc-André ter Stegen Iñaki PeñaDefenders: Nélson Semedo, Gerard Piqué, Clément Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti, Junior FirpoMidfielders: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Arthur, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie De Jong, Arturo Vidal, Álex ColladoForwards: Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ansu FatiBarcelona transfer news LIVE: Barca to complete striker deal in 24 hours, advanced talks (Image: GETTY)Barca Aubameyang decisionArsenal can relax slightly on the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang front. It seems that Barcelona have cooled their interest in the hit-man, according to Sport.They say that Barca can’t afford to sign Arsenal, who rate Aubameyang at £50million.Barca, however, have reportedly made a £85m bid for Everton’s Richarlison.Though the reason that they can’t afford the £200,000-a-week Aubameyang may be a little confusing, Arsenal can take solace in the fact that Barca are clearly looking at other targets.Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Barca to complete striker deal in 24 hours, advanced talks (Image: GETTY)Yan Couto medicalManchester City have beaten Barcelona to the signing of Yan Couto.That’s according to ESPN, who claim the Premier League champions will sign the Brazilian teenager for £12.6million.The 17-year-old right-back was accompanied by his agent Marcelo Robalinho to Manchester on Wednesday to undergo a medical and sign the contract.Barcelona did submit an offer of £8.4m but that was deemed unacceptable by Coritiba.Barcelona transfer news LIVE updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Kai Havertz bidLiverpool will challenge for Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz this summer.That’s according to German journalist Christian Falk, who claim the Bundesliga side ‘expect’ Jurgen Klopp to submit a bid.Havertz, 20, is considered to be one of the brightest talents in world football having registered over 100 top-flight appearances and accumulated seven caps for the German international squad.He’s been valued at £85million by Bayer Leverkusen – meaning the Reds would have to break their club-record transfer fee which is currently the £75m paid for Virgil van Dijk.“There are still three clubs in the race to buy Kai Havertz in Summer. A Spanish, an English and a German. The German is Bayern Munich,” Falk tweeted.Asked who the English side was, Falk added: “His Club Bayer Leverkusen is expecting a offer of Liverpool.”Barcelona transfer news LIVE updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)The ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’Barcelona will have first refusal to sign Braga talent Francisco Trincao.That’s according to Spanish newspaper Sport, who claim the Spanish giants secured the option as part of a deal that will see Abel Ruiz join Braga.Ruiz, 20, will sign a five-year deal with the Portuguese club and the fee is expected to reach £9million.However, Barcelona will be front of the queue to sign 20-year-old winger Trincao, who has been dubbed the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’.Barcelona transfer news LIVE updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Philippe Coutinho decisionPhilippe Coutinho will NOT return to Barcelona in January.The Brazilian playmaker, 27, joined Bayern Munich on a season-long loan having failed to justify his £105million price tag.The Bundesliga champions have the option to make the deal permanent for £101m, but reports claim they have decided to ignore the option.Subsequently, reports have emerged suggesting Barca were prepared to take Coutinho back and find another suitor – but a club spokesman has rubbished the claims.“As agreed, the player stays in Munich for at least the rest of the season. Everything else is made up,” the spokesman told Goal.Barcelona transfer news LIVE updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Striker search…Barcelona will complete a deal for a striker in January.The Catalan giants are hurriedly trying to sign a replacement for Luis Suarez, who will miss the remainder of the season through injury.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Richardson, Rodrigo, Dusan Tadic, Lautaro Martinez and most recently Loren Moron have all been linked with a switch to the Nou Camp – but none have materialised.Spanish newspaper Marca boldly claim ‘Barcelona will definitely sign a striker in January’ with Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi the latest name on their shortlist.Berardi, 25, has scored 83 goals and provided 52 appearances in 246 games for the Serie A outfit and is expected to cost £30million.Barcelona transfer news LIVE updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Marcus McGuane to Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest are in advanced talks to sign Barcelona midfielder Marcus McGuane.That’s according to Football Insider, who claim the Championship club are hopeful of securing a permanent deal before Friday’s deadline.McGuane, 20, arrived at the Nou Camp from Arsenal in January 18 and registered 24 appearances for Barcelona B before being sent on a season-long loan to Dutch side Telstar.It’s said that loan agreement will be cut short to enable Nottingham Forest to seal the deal.Barcelona transfer news LIVE updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Edinson Cavani planEdinson Cavani has decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain for the remainder of the campaign.That’s according to Spanish journalist Jon Hernandez, who claims the Uruguayan forward’s decision has ‘opened the door’ for Chelsea and Manchester United.Atletico Madrid had been expected to secure his signature before Friday’s deadline, but Cavani’s U-turn means he will be available on a free transfer in June.Hernandez told talkSPORT: “Could Cavani be coming to London? There’s a chance, definitely.“He has been linked with Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone is desperate to get his transfer, but it looks like PSG are going to turn down the last offer from Atletico Madrid.“He will stay in Paris and that has opened the door to Cavani moving to Chelsea or even Manchester United at the end of the season.”Barcelona transfer news LIVE updates from the Nou Camp (Image: GETTY)Wanted: Salomon RondonManchester United’s search for a striker has taken an unexpected twist.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to bolster his attacking options and wants a striker to follow Bruno Fernandes through the Old Trafford door.The club have been linked with various options including Krzysztof Piatek, Edinson Cavani, Islam Slimani and Odion Ighalo.But The Times claim former Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon is being targeted.The Colombian forward, who followed Rafa Benitez to Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang for £16.5million, could be available on loan because of the escalation of the coronavirus epidemic.

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