Barcelona Transfer News: Clement Lenglet agrees to terms, Barcelona to hijack Koulibaly move and more - May 16
Clement Lenglet reportedly agrees to a five-year deal
Sevilla defender, Clement Lenglet, who has been on Barcelona's radar for the past few days, has agreed to a five-year deal with Blaugrana, according to reports from Mundo Deportivo, a Spanish media outlet.
The report also says that the Frenchman's agent has already met with representatives from Barcelona, giving a nod to the conditions asserted by the Spanish club. The central defender is said to have a release clause of around 36 million Euros with Sevilla, which is likely to be triggered by Barcelona soon, so as to complete the transfer at the earliest.
Barcelona swoop in for Kalidou Koulibaly
According to reports from a Spanish newspaper, MD (h/t Express), Barcelona are all set to thwart Arsenal as well as Manchester United's attempts at signing Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli this summer. The 26-year-old has had a good season with the Serie A side this time around and has been scouted by Premier League sides for almost 24 months now.
However, with doubts regarding Samuel Umtiti's future at Camp Nou, the Catalan club will be looking to fill their centre-back reserves, more so before initiating their defence of the La Liga title next season.
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder on the club's wishlist
Fred, who has impressed as a midfielder in Ukraine playing for Shakhtar Donetsk this season, has been linked regularly with the Manchester clubs of the Premier League in the last couple of weeks. However, the Brazilian might end up going the other way, as Barcelona have joined the race for the 25-year-old, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Fred is a part of the Brazil squad that will travel to Russia in August for the FIFA World Cup and apparently, has already had an offer worth 50 million Euros from Manchester City. Barcelona, though, are keen at augmenting the strength of their midfield and if they decide to pursue him with seriousness, the Catalan club will be in with a chance of getting him on board.