Benzhub brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up

City to join Griezmann chase

Manchester City have promised Pep Guardiola the funding to sign a new striker if the club doesn't land Alexis Sanchez, reports the Manchester Evening News

With City having chased the Arsenal star but seemingly come up short, the report suggests that Guardiola will turn his attention to Antoine Griezmann.

Despite being linked with Barcelona and Manchester United, the Atletico striker has long been admired by the City boss and would become a top prospect for the summer. 

Bayern expect Goretzka decision soon

Bayern Munich expect midfield target Leon Goretzka to decide his Schalke future "in a few days".

Goretzka, 22, has entered the final six months of his Schalke contract and is able to talk to other clubs about a potential free transfer at the end of the season.

The likes of Barcelona, Liverpool and Juventus are rumoured to be interested in the Germany international, but Bayern are leading the chase.

Barca won't sell Rafinha for €20m

Barcelona are not prepared to sell Rafinha for the €20 million being offered by Inter as the buying price, reports Marca

Despite constant links between the Brazilian and the Serie A side, it seems the Spanish outfit want more money to let their player head to Italy.  

Barca scouts Levante vs Celta 

Barcelona had scouts at the match between Levante and Celta on Sunday, according to Marca.  

Though it is unclear who he was there to watch, Barca technical secretary Robert Fernandez was spotted at the match along with his right hand man Urbano Ortega.

Messi wants Odriozola at Barca

Lionel Messi wants Alvaro Odriozola at Barcelona, reports Don Balon 

According to the report, Messi wants the 22-year-old from Real Sociedad to play on the right side, with the  La Liga giants currently lacking natural right wingers. 

But Barca will have competition from Real Madrid for his services, with Florentino Perez having already shown an interest in his signature. 

Inter closing on double deal

Inter are closing in on deals for former Chelsea midfielder Ramires and Barcelona star Rafinha, says Corriere dello Sport.

Ramires is currently in China with Jiangsu Suning, while his fellow Brazil international Rafinha has struggled for fitness and game time at Camp Nou.

A double deal could be tied up by the Serie A title hopefuls in the next few days.

Coutinho arrival upsets Dembele

Ousmane Dembele is feeling left out at Barcelona after the arrival of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, according toDiario Gol 

The Spanish outlet claims that the former Dortmund forward is worried about his place in the team, with both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez wanting Coutinho in the lineup instead of him. 

The report states that Messi has enough sway with the club to pick who he wants on the pitch, and that his friendship with the Brazilian and Coutinho's playing style has the 20-year-old worried that he could end up as the odd man out, with Suarez, Messi and the ex-Liverpool man playing as the front three.  

Rush fears £200m bid for Salah

Livrepool legend Ian Rush fears that Real Madrid and Barcelona could come after Mohamed Salah with a massive bid of bid £200 million.

“On current form I would place Mo Salah ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo . He’s better than them at the moment," Rush is quoted as saying by theMirror 

“Mo is also the African Player of the Year, which – considering the standard of their players throughout Europe – is a great honour.

“There’s already been talk of Real ­Madrid looking at him – and who can blame them? In today’s inflated market, it wouldn’t surprise me if Liverpool one day received a £200m bid for him.

“Hopefully, he is happy where he is – after all, he only arrived last summer.

“There’s a time and a place to sell a player if the right money comes in, but, for Liverpool, it’s certainly not now."

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