Barcelona's prime target could join Liverpool today, Premier League side reject Barca midfielder, and more Barcelona transfer news: 31st January 2019
On the final day of the winter transfer window, the Catalans could complete a signing or two, while a few players could also leave the club on 31st January, 2019.
#1 Rakitic to stay at Barca
Following the emphatic 6-1 win over Sevilla on Wednesday night, Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic confirmed that he will be staying with the Catalan team.
"Since I've been here, I don't know how many times I've said that I want to stay and I'll say it again. I'm more than happy here and my intention is to be here even longer. I gave the president a little reminder to see if he could get my renewal going," said Rakitic.
Rakitic's contract with Barcelona ends in 2021 and it seems like he will be with the team for several more years.
#2 Denis Suarez signs with Arsenal
Arsenal have completed the loan signing of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, and reports suggest that Arsenal have the option to buy the player in the summer. Suarez's contract with Barcelona ends in 2021, and Arsenal could buy the player for around €25 million in the summer.
Unai Emery spoke about Arsenal's new signing: “We are very happy that Denis Suarez is joining us. He is a player we know well and I have worked with him at Sevilla. He brings us quality and options in many different attacking positions, so he’ll be able to help the team.”
#3 Arsenal pull out of race to sign Barca player
The Brazilian winger was wanted by the Gunners on loan, but the English club have pulled out of the talks as Barcelona's loan demands were on the higher side. Malcom hasn't featured much for Barcelona this season, and it looks like he will be staying at Nou Camp, as the other club that were keen on signing him, Tottenham, also do not have interest in signing him.