Barcelona & Man United
Spanish daily AS have an interesting transfer rumour on Friday linking Barcelona, Manchester United and Juventus.
The focus of the story is Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes.
Barcelona signed Portuguese midfielder Gomes from Valencia last summer, but the midfielder struggled to impress in his first season at the Camp Nou.
He was restricted to just 17 La Liga appearances for the Catalans, while he scored three goals and chipped in with two assist in 60 matches for club and country last term.
Few believe that Gomes will come good at the Camp Nou, and AS are now speculating that he could jump ship to either Man United or Juventus.
For the record, Gomes is under contract at Barca until 2021 after his enormous £41.7 million transfer from Los Che.
What’s the story?
The starting point for AS is to stress that new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde wants to keep Gomes at the club.
As for the Barcelona board, they are open to recouping their money on Gomes if the right bid is tabled.
The Spanish daily believes that Man United and Juventus are “still keen” on signing the Iberian midfielder, who will be on show at this summer’s Confederations Cup in Russia.
AS close out their article noting “anything is possible”.