Barcelona Transfer News Roundup: Barca are on the verge of buying two Chelsea stars, the club suffers a major injury blow ahead of the Atletico Madrid match and more

January’s transfer window is over and Barcelona have strengthened their attack significantly in the last month.

Barcelona return to action this Sunday as they host Atletico Madrid in a high-profile La Liga meeting at the Camp Nou. The Catalans are currently in fifth place in the league, but will look to get back in the title race after making some big moves in the January transfer window.

Let’s just take a look at the best stories involving Barcelona from February 5, 2021

Barcelona are looking at a switch to Andrey Santos

Andrey Santos (cred: Basque News)
Andrey Santos (cred: Basque News)

There has been a renewed focus on youth development in Barcelona under Joan Laporta. According to SPORT, the Catalans are considering switching to young Brazilian midfielder Andrey Santos. The 17-year-old plays for Vasco da Gama and is widely regarded as a fantastic talent.

He has a € 30 million release clause, but Barcelona are considering a € 7 million bid. Santos has already represented Brazil in several age groups and is reportedly ready to get a call to the senior side soon.

With Sergio Busquets heading into the twilight of his career, Barcelona must find a long-term solution in the defensive midfield.

Memphis Depay is put on the sidelines for the match against Atletico Madrid

FC Barcelona against RCD Espanyol - La Liga Santander
FC Barcelona against RCD Espanyol – La Liga Santander

Barcelona have suffered a major blow on the injury front ahead of their high-profile showdown with Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Catalans can skip rojiblancos and move up to fourth place in the league table with a win.

Barcelona have a long list of injuries and Memphis Depay is the latest addition to it. According to reports, the Dutchman has not returned after the international break and will not be available for Sunday’s match.

But after stepping up their attacks sharply in January, the Catalans still have people like Ferran Torres, Adama Traore and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to call on.

Barcelona on the verge of signing Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta

Liverpool vs. Chelsea - Premier League
Liverpool vs. Chelsea – Premier League

Chelsea duo Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azplicueta are ready to become free agents this summer. Due to Barcelona’s financial problems, they have been actively searching the market for free agents for potential signings.

SPORT claims that Barcelona have already signed a deal with Cesar Azpilicueta for a free transfer this summer. The Spaniard will only renew his contract with Chelsea if they offer him a deal that lasts longer than a year.

However, the Blues are not willing to offer him a long-term contract, as he is on the wrong side of 30. It is further claimed in the report that Barcelona is moving closer to also reaching an agreement with Andreas Christensen.

Barcelona are on the verge of concluding deals for Chelsea players Azpilicueta and Christensen. An agreement has been reached with the former, while negotiations with the latter are at an advanced stage. Both players want to have their future decided as soon as possible. [sport]

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