Barça president Laporta & agent Mendes hold transfer summit in Porto

Barça president Laporta & agent Mendes hold transfer summit in Porto

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The duo met in the Portuguese city on Tuesday to discuss many different names

FC Barcelona are already starting to get active ahead the summer transfer window despite all the noise produced by the 'Negreira Case'.

According to Jijantes and confirmed by SPORT, Barça president Joan Laporta, along with director of football Mateu Alemany, is in the Portuguese city of Porto on Tuesday to meet with Jorge Mendes -- and they have analysed several open portfolios regarding the upcoming transfer period.

Laporta was due to be present at the 'Desafío Nacex' event but his agenda was disrupted by this last-minute meeting in Portugal

Names on the table

In the meeting, Barça and Mendes discussed several names that could be of interest to the Catalan club, such as João Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Marco Asensio and Ruben Neves, as well as other names already at Camp Nou who Mendes represents, such as Ansu Fati, Alejandro Balde, Francisco Trincao and Nico González, as well as the youth team's star player, Lamine Yamal.

Both Barça's president and director of football discussed the renewal of Balde, the future of Ansu Fati, who has already been offered to several Premier League teams, and the cases of the on-loan Trincao and Nico. 

In addition, they tried to get closer to the market in order to find out the intentions of the future players who could help reinforce Xavi Hernandez's squad. One of the priorities would be Bernardo Silva, who is very much liked by the coach and was of interest in the past window.

Cancelo, unhappy with his situation at Bayern, could be interested in a move as well, while Ruben Neves has already been linked with the club on several occasions. 

Finally, Marco Asensio, a Real Madrid player, has not yet renewed his contract with Real Madrid and it seems that he would be willing to listen to Barça

Lamine Yamal

As it became known this past weekend, the super agent -- known for having in his portfolio names as relevant as Cristiano Ronaldo, Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas in the past -- has gained the confidence of young Barça star Lamine Yamal. 

The 15-year-old decided to change agents, leaving Ivan de la Peña aside and opting for Mendes. A few months away from his 16th birthday, the Portuguese will be in charge of negotiating his renewal with Barça, as Yamal can now plan his first professional contract.

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