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'We tried... but he was already too big at the time': Arsene Wenger says he failed in an attempt to sign Lionel Messi as a teenager from Barcelona as Arsenal boss and reveals the club also tried to snare Gerard Pique
D'ors. Wenger has made no secrets of his attempts to secure big transfer at Arsenal, and has previously told of how he tried to convince
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Manchester City have reportedly made initial contact with Barcelona regarding the availability of French defender Samuel Umtiti.
Barcelona are prepared to part ways with defender Samuel Umtiti, should Arsenal meet their £53.8m valuation for the France international.
Manchester United have reportedly opened up discussions with Barcelona to secure the services of French defender Samuel Umtiti.
Arsenal have reportedly identified Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti as their prime transfer target for this summer's transfer window.
Arsenal are reportedly prepared to make a move for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, should they come victorious in the Europa League final against Chelsea next week.
Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti is understood to have made his mind up to join Juventus when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed his admiration for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti amid suggestions that the Gunners could make a formal approach to sign him from the Catalan giants.
Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly plotting an approach to sign out-of-favour Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen amid the recent injury crisis in the central defensive department.
Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen could make a surprise return to the Premier League this winter with both Southampton and Watford interested in his signature.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique spoke about Ousmane Dembele after Barcelona’s defeat to Real Betis on Sunday and offered the youngster a bit of advice.
Barcelona are reportedly considering an approach for Arsenal club-captain Laurent Koscielny when the transfer window reopens in a couple of months' time.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier has reportedly emerged as a potential target for Barcelona ahead of the transfer window at the turn of the year.
Barcelona's search for centre-back has taken them to Italy, and they are planning to raid Napoli. According to Corriere dello Sport (via Sky Sports), Napoli's asking price of £88 million hasn't deterred Barcelona in their pursuit of the Kalidou Koulibaly.
Barcelona are reportedly weighing up a January move for former Chelsea and current Zenit St Petersburg defender Branislav Ivanovic.
After the Coutinho saga that surrounded Liverpool almost all of last season, Barcelona are now apparently eyeing the transfer of another Liverpool star, this time in the form of a shock move for Dejan Lovren, according to a report earlier today from Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde could be in line for a crucial addition in January as the Catalan giants reportedly want to wrap up the signing of Matthijs de Ligt.
Barcelona still have a bloated squad in certain areas so more outgoings are likely in the January transfer window.
Spanish giants Barcelona are reportedly keen to tie down Jordi Alba to a new contract with his existing deal due to expire in the summer of 2020.
Barcelona attacker Luis Suarez has said that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba would be welcome at Barcelona.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has compared the playing style of Jurgen Klopp to that of Pep Guardiola, saying that they are the opposite of each other.