As SPORT have reported, Barcelona have moved onto plan B in their search to strengthen the squad. And one of the names mentioned could be close to being confirmed – the Ivorian midfielder Jean Michaël Seri.
As far as we have been able to find out, Barça have put a €30 million offer in for the Nice midfielder to show how serious their interest in. The bid, we are told, has been put in after an agreement was reached with the player. In fact, Barça told the player a few days ago not to listen to other offers because they were keen on him.
The double Paulinho-Seri move was first reported by SPORT and is now looking almost complete. The Paulinho deal has been finalised, and now it seems the Ivorian is close to signing. If the signing is completed, Barça’s next step will be to focus on Coutinho and Dembéle, although both options are looking more and more difficult.