Pep Guardiola has already spoken to the winger to convince Adama Traore to move to the German club. Adama has not started pre-season with the first team and is training with Barça B, who are now in the third tier of Spanish football. It doesn't look like there will be space in the first team squad, with even one of Sandro or Munir tipped to go on loan. The player's clause is €15 million, which could prove a bargain for Pep's Bayern.
Barcelona consider loaning Alen Halilovic with West Ham and Everton on high alert over the 'new Luka Modric'
Barcelona are ready to signal a scramble for starlet Alen Halilovic as they ponder letting him out on loan. The 19-year-old Croatia playmaker has been likened in style to Luka Modric. He hopes to impress coach Luis Enrique on Barcelona’s tour of the United States and may be kept in the squad until January as their transfer embargo prevents Arda Turan from playing. However, Halilovic is conscious of not playing regularly and is keen for the club to explore all options. Sevilla have been touted as his main suitors but West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is monitoring events as are Everton.
Eric Steele: "The full 11 need to be committed, but certain players got into pockets and you could see others getting disillusioned. You need to deny Barcelona the ball. If you have the ball, you can use it. When Barcelona get on top, you spend a lot of time chasing. Then it starts to affect you mentally. Did we have anyone who could lift us in the 2009 Champions League final? No. Everyone was devastated. The last 20 minutes were a blur. There was no way back. We couldn't get the ball. You can't get back into a game if you can't get the ball."
According to French newspaper L'Equipe, Aymen Abdennour's agent has been in Barcelona to speak with FC Barcelona about a possible deal for the Monaco defender. Sources close to Barça, though, have denied any meeting took place. However, Jilan says contact was initially made in June and that there are several other clubs interested in the Tunisian. L'Equipe report that Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Inter Milan and Liverpool are all keen on the 25-year-old, who is rated at 10 million euros.
Luis Suarez: "Arda Turan doesn't speak much Spanish but we're able to speak a little bit in English. Things are also going well with Aleix Vidal. Both of them are very talented, which they've already show with their previous their clubs. They come to help contribute in any way they can. It's a shame we have to wait until January to see them in an official match. They're in a strange situation, different. They train every day but can't play in games. They know what's going on, which is similar to what happened to me."
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