Transfer Talk: Barca target two Premier League stars
Barcelona are preparing to sign Premier League duo Roberto Firmino and Ilkay Gundogan.
Liverpool centre forward Firmino, 31, will leave Anfield when his contract expires this summer.
Catalan title Sport say the Brazilian is eager to make a switch to the Camp Nou to play second fiddle to talismanic goalscorer Robert Lewandowski.
Firmino has lifted the Premier League and Champions League during his time on Merseyside, as well as the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Super Cup and Club World Cup.
Despite limited minutes this term due to a calf injury, he has netted eight goals and provided four assists in 18 Premier League outings.
The same outlet report that Xavi is eager to strengthen his midfield ahead of next season.
And Manchester City No8 Gundogan is thought to be a preferred option.
Gundogan, 32, is also out of contract this summer and his six years at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola should ensure a seamless transition into Xavi’s starting XI.
In other news
Manchester Evening News understand Erik ten Hag is keen to bring Tottenham striker Harry Kane to Manchester United.
Fellow Spurs forward Richarlison is being considered by both Real Madrid and Juventus as a potential summer recruit, according to reports in Spain and Italy.
Football Insider say Southampton teenager Romeo Lavia is on the radar of Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.