April 19, 2021

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Barcelona are looking forward to the Manchester United star and the Dutch duo



Barcelona president Joan Laporta is said to be negotiating with Mino Raiola over the signatures of four of his clients.

The first of these is the Borussia Dortmund Erling Braut Haaland sense. The Norwegian striker has garnered an incredible amount of attention after his breakthrough early last season.

Haaland is a much wanted man

On April 1, Raiola was seen leaving Barcelona airport with Haaland’s father to discuss a possible move to Camp Nou.

The result from the meeting seemed to be that the Catalan giants were interested in the striker but might have to wait a year due to his financial situation. The agent also met his arch-rival Real Madrid.

OkDiario is now reporting that Laporta and Raiola have talked about more than just Haaland, with other clients like Paul Pogba, Matthijs de Ligt and Stefan de Vrij mentioned as well.

Pogba joined Manchester United for a then world record fee of £ 89 million in the 2016 summer transfer window. He has spent mixed time at Old Trafford and tends to split opinion among fans.

However, his remarkable talent cannot be denied. Besides N’Golo Kante in midfield, the former Juventus player was an influential player as France won the World Cup, scoring in the final.

The 28-year-old has just over a year into his current contract, and Raiola has stated several times that he will be leaving Old Trafford at some point in the near future.

The Red Devils might let him leave for a reduced fee this summer to ensure they get some money for him.

De Ligt arrived at Juventus from Ajax in 2019, after his brilliance during his run to the Champions League semi-finals. The Dutchman returned the Old Lady nearly £ 67 million.

De Ligt is one of the best young defenders in the world

At only 21 years old, the center back remains one of the world’s best defensive players. With Gerard Pique approaching his final years and likely to leave Samuel Umtiti, he will be a worthwhile signature with La Blaugrana.

Meanwhile, Dutch center back Stefan de Vrij has also been linked. The 29-year-old looks poised to win his first major career with Inter Milan, as he currently tops the Italian league table by 11 points with nine matches remaining. De Vrij has appeared in all league matches except for three.

Also read: Neymar is in contact with Barcelona about a possible comeback.