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Barcelona News Roundup: Barca to face Manchester United for Atletico Madrid star, Blaugrana receives major boost in pursuit of David Alaba and more

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Barcelona have entered the race to sign one of Atletico Madrid’s best players.

Barcelona beaten Real company by six goals against one last weekend to stay a touching distance of The league leaders of Atletico Madrid. The Catalans are focused on winning a domestic brace and the club are also gearing up ahead of what could be a hectic summer transfer window.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the main stories involving Barcelona from 23 March 2021.

Erling Haaland dismisses transfer rumors

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland is currently one of the most sought after players in the world. The youngster has been extremely prolific in front of Borussia Dortmund’s goal and several European giants are said to be lining up to start a bidding war this summer.

Real Madrid and Barcelona have been closely linked with Haaland. However, the young forward has said he is not paying attention to these rumors at the moment as he is only focused on his current commitment to Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland was asked about all the speculation around his future after joining the Norwegian national team for the World Cup qualifiers at a press conference and he replied:

“I still have three years of contract [at Dortmund]. I’m not worried about it.

David Alaba narrows down list of potential destinations to Real Madrid and Barcelona

Bayern Munich v SS Lazio - Champions League Round of 16 Two
Bayern München v SS Lazio – Champions League Round of 16, Round 2

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba will become a free agent this summer. Although the Bavarians wanted to extend his contract, they were unwilling to meet his demands and decided not to pursue him any further.

In addition to real Madrid and Barcelona, ​​Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have also expressed interest in signing the Austria international. However, according to Sky in Germany, David Alaba has now decided to join only one of the La Liga giants – Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Alaba agent Pini Zahavi is a close friend of newly elected Barcelona president Joan Laporta. Some reports suggest that Alaba already has a pre-contract deal with Real Madrid, but we cannot be sure of the veracity of these reports.

Barcelona to face Manchester United for Saul Niguez

Atletico de Madrid v Granada CF - La Liga Santander
Atletico de Madrid v Granada CF – La Liga Santander

Saul Niguez will likely be deemed to be surplus to Atletico Madrid’s demands after this season. Several reports have now linked it to a potential release this summer. Manchester United have been one of the teams linked with the Spaniard for some time.

Barcelona need a new midfielder to succeed Sergio Busquets and they have identified Saul Niguez as a candidate to replace him. They will face Manchester United to sign the 26-year-old who is valued at € 50million by the Rojiblancos, according to The digital lens.

Posted on March 23, 2021 at 6:17 PM IST

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