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Sunday's Barcelona transfer talk news roundup: Lionel Messi, Donny van de Beek, Sadio Mane

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Barcelona on Sunday, August 30.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Barcelona eye possible reinforcements.

The Spanish champions spent big on Antoine Griezmann last summer but missed out on a big-name striker in January and have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, meaning that selling players rather than buying could be their priority this summer.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer news from the Camp Nou.

Sunday morning's Barcelona transfer talk news roundup:

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane 'open to Barcelona move'

Sadio Mane in action for Liverpool on June 21, 2020© Reuters

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane is reportedly open to discussing a transfer to Barcelona.

At a time when Lionel Messi has requested a transfer away from the Catalan giants, talk may soon turn to who will replace the global superstar.

Barcelona's next move will be dependent on whether they are able to recoup a transfer fee for the Argentine, who currently feels that he should be able to become a free agent.

However, reports in Spain suggest that Mane would like to be considered for a switch to Camp Nou in the future.

While the Senegal international has enjoyed four successful years at Anfield, it is claimed that the 28-year-old will want to take on a new challenge at some point in his career.

The report also indicates that Mane's relationship with Jurgen Klopp 'is not as strong' as it has been in previous years.

Donny van de Beek 'waiting on Barcelona offer'

Donny van de Beek in Champions League action for Ajax in October 2019© Reuters

Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek is reportedly waiting to see whether Barcelona make a move for him before deciding his future.

The Netherlands international is widely expected to leave Ajax during this summer's transfer window, and both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interested in his services.

However, according to Sport, Van de Beek is waiting for Barca to make a decision on their transfer plans before agreeing to move to either Old Trafford or the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The report claims that the Catalan outfit are interested in the Dutchman but cannot afford to meet Ajax's £50m asking price, while the Spanish side are currently preoccupied by the Lionel Messi saga.

Van de Beek enjoyed an impressive 2019-20 at club level, contributing 10 goals and 11 appearances in 37 appearances in all competitions.

The 23-year-old's current contract in Amsterdam is due to expire in June 2022.

More transfer news from Barcelona:

Manchester United 'considering Donny van de Beek move'
The highly-rated midfielder has also been linked with the likes of Barcelona. Read more.

Barcelona considering bid for Lazio forward Ciro Immobile?
Lazio forward Ciro Immobile reportedly emerges as a potential transfer target for Barcelona, who are looking to replace Luis Suarez. Read more.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi 'willing to take pay cut at next club'
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi reportedly accepts that he may have to take a wage cut at his next club if he is to secure a move away from the Spanish giants this summer. Read more.

Manchester United 'keeping tabs on Donny van de Beek'
Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek is firmly on Manchester United's radar ahead of the new campaign, according to a report. Read more.

Barcelona-linked Memphis Depay hints at Lyon exit
Barcelona target Memphis Depay suggests that he could leave Lyon before the end of the summer transfer window. Read more.

Angel Di Maria joins Neymar in wanting Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain?
Argentine compatriot Angel Di Maria reportedly contacts Lionel Messi in a bid to convince the Barcelona forward to join Paris Saint-Germain. Read more.

Lionel Messi 'has wanted Barcelona exit since March'
Wantaway Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi reportedly first signalled a desire to leave the club in March, five months before handing in a formal transfer request. Read more.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola 'in Barcelona amid Lionel Messi speculation'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly in Barcelona amid speculation regarding a move for Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi. Read more.

Lionel Messi to boycott Barcelona's first day back?
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi will reportedly boycott the club's first training session back as he attempts to force a move to Manchester City. Read more.


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