According to reports in Spain, Barcelona have identified a quartet of players that they would be willing to offload in January.
Marca have noted that the Catalan heavyweights would be prepared to sell four players during the upcoming transfer window—either on loan or on permanent deals—in news that may be well received at Old Trafford.
Indeed, Marc Bartra—the defender who has been heavily linked to a switch to Manchester United in recent months—is among the players tipped for a departure.
The versatile centre-back has been mooted for the exit door along with injury-prone Douglas—who is set to be surplus to requirements following the addition of Aleix Vidal and the emergence of Sergi Roberto—and wonderkids Munir and Sandro.
The latter pair both have promise, but neither have truly demonstrated this season that they are ready to make an immediate impact at the Nou Camp.
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Marca’s reports suggests that Sevilla are rumoured to be keen on the player—but have denied a deal—while the player has been linked to Old Trafford as a potential solution to Louis van Gaal’s defensive woes.
According to the Mirror, writing at the end of November, the Red Devils ‘lead the chase’ for the player, whose agent Carles Puyol is a friend of LVG.