Barcelona transfer news: Madrid's secret agreement with Neymar, Virgil van Dijk on the radar and more - 15th October 2017
Florentino Perez has plans to bring Neymar to the Bernabeu
Diario Gol reports that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is set to shock Barcelona in the near future by bringing Neymar to Real Madrid. Barcelona still have bad blood with Neymar and a move to the Spanish capital would infuriate the Barcelona faithful further.
The reports state that Perez has exchanged messages with Neymar's father on a potential future move. Further, there is a rumoured obligation for PSG to sell the Brazilian to Real Madrid in the future.
If the deal does indeed go to completion, Neymar could become akin to Luis Figo who switched from Barcelona to Real Madrid in 2000.
Barcelona set to irk Liverpool with Virgil van Dijk interest
The Catalans chased Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho with insane bids only for the English side to rebuff all of them. Now, Barcelona are willing to irk Liverpool by expressing interest in Southampton's Virgil van Dijk as per The Mirror.
The 26-year old defender is Jurgen Klopp's top target and after having pursued him all summer and they will possibly go back in January as well. Now, Barcelona's interest will make things complicated for Liverpool and the evidence comes in the form of the Spanish club sending scouts to the recent match between Holland and Sweden.
Thus, 2018 is ready to become another chapter in the transfer tussles between Barcelona and Liverpool.
Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City after Abel Ruiz
The 17-year old is one of the highest-rated talents at La Masia, and the Premier League trio of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City are monitoring the player as per the Daily Mirror.
Ruiz has reportedly a release clause of £3 million in his contract, which is active till 2019. Arsenal are expectedly ahead in securing the player given the club's history with youth players.
If Ruiz does leave Barcelona, then it continues to be another loss for the Blaugrana as youngsters are currently failing to get into the first-team on a regular basis.