Barcelona transfer news: Serie A star rules out Camp Nou move, latest on Umtiti to Man United and more, May 1st, 2018
Luis Alberto rules out Barcelona move
Lazio midfielder, Luis Alberto has rejected the chance to move to Barcelona. The Liverpool flop has stated family reasons for him to reject the move to Camp Nou.
Speaking to La Repubblica, Alberto said, "It is important for me that my family is well here in Rome and we find ourselves well. If unforeseeable things do not happen, my idea is to stay here for at least another season. Now we come to the summer and then we will talk about it, but the club decides what is best for everyone."
The Catalan side were said to be 'extremely keen' on signing him following his impressive display in Serie A this season. He's notched 13 assists this season – the 2nd most assists in Europe – just 2 behind Kevin de Bruyne.
Inter want Rafinha's fee reduced
Inter Milan have asked Barcelona to reduce the fee they have to pay to sign the Spaniard. The midfielder has been in stunning form since joining the Serie A side in the January transfer window.
Reports claim that Barcelona have inserted a €35 million fee in his loan deal. The Italian side will have to pay the required amount to sign him up but are now trying to negotiate a smaller fee.
Mundo Deportivo claims that Inter are only willing to pay €18-20 million for him – almost half of what was initially agreed.
Umiti to join Manchester United before World Cup?
Samuel Umtiti's decision will be made well before the World Cup according to SPORT. The publication reports that he is in talks with Barcelona about the new contract while Jose Mourinho is keeping close tabs as well.
The French defender has a €60 million release clause and that is something a lot of clubs are ready to activate. Barca are keen on getting him to sign a new contract to remove that clause but wages are something the two parties were unable to agree on.