Thursday night signals the end of the transfer window for the majority of European clubs and the clock is ticking on Barcelona’s business with plenty of work left to be completed.
Now that Ousmane Dembele has been captured from Borussia Dortmund, the Azulgrana are targeting two more incomings with a big hole remaining in their midfield.
That has led the Catalans to Angel Di Maria and Philippe Coutinho, the first of nine deals they are seeking to close out in the final four days of the Spanish window.
These are not the only potential arrivals at the Camp Nou but they are certainly the priorities, which is tough because Liverpool remain reluctant to sell the Brazilian, amid contradictory reports of their position.
As for Di Maria, the Argentine’s fate is tied up with Paris Saint-Germain’s move for Kylian Mbappe and Financial Fair Play. If Les Parisiens can secure the loan-plus-purchase deal for the Monaco forward, Barcelona may have their man too.
Plenty of players are up for sale in Catalonia this upcoming week, chief among which is Andre Gomes as Juventus aim to tie up a loan switch for the midfielder.
While that deal is not simple, the one to take Rafinha to pastures new is a complete unknown.
Seeking game time ahead of the World Cup, the attacking midfielder’s injury is a great impediment to his exit and Ernesto Valverde is pushing for Arda Turan and Douglas to leave the club as well.
Finally, Munir El Haddadi’s asking price continues to be a stumbling block in his efforts to gain first-team football with Thomas Vermaelen and Marlon Santos also surplus to requirements.