Transfer Talk: Barca need Mo money to land Salah and Sterling
Barcelona are keen to sign Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling as Xavi looks to bolster his side's attacking options.
Salah, 29, has 18 months remaining on his contract and there are fears time is running out for the Egyptian to extend his stay at Anfield.
Having netted 10 times in 11 Premier League games this season, it is no surprise the Ballon d'Or nominee is attracting admiring glances from Liverpool's European rivals.
Salah is said to be keen to become one of the highest-paid players in the world alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. which may explain his reluctance to commit to a new contract on Merseyside.
And El Nacional suggest Barcelona are working on a deal for the former Chelsea man — while also exploring the possibility of luring unsettled Manchester City star Sterling to the Camp Nou.
Pep Guardiola is interested in a swap deal with his former club, which would see German goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen move to Manchester.
City have previously shown interest in Frenkie de Jong but have now turned their attention to his Barca team-mate Ter Stegen, according to El Nacional.
However, it is claimed both Xavi and Barca president Joan Laporta are not willing to part company with the stopper within the next 12 months.
Even with a potential swap deal on the cards, SPORT suggest the club's financial plight would make it difficult to land 26-year-old Sterling.
And that would also make you think Salah's potential wage demands would be problematic for the fallen LaLiga giants.
In other news
Inter Milan defender Stefan de Vrij is interested in joining Tottenham in January, according to Football Insider.
The 29-year-old Dutch international is said to be high on Antonio Conte's shopping list as he eyes defensive reinforcements.
Meanwhile, Calciomercato report Newcastle are keen to sign City defender Nathan Ake in January.
ESPN claim Cesar Azpilicueta is being monitored by Barcelona as the Chelsea defender nears the final six months of his deal.
Borussia Dortmund are weighing up a move for Blues ace Hakim Ziyech, according to Bild, with a loan swoop more likely than a permanent switch.