Nobody expected this. Coronavirus has put everything out of kilter. And various stars will walk away at the end of their deals in June. Barcelona are alert to those who may be going.
In defence there’s Thomas Meunier, Thiago Silva and Jan Vertonghen who will be out of contract, all experienced defenders who can still perform at good levels. The PSG defenders seem unlikely to stay, while Vertonghen is a magnificent option that Barcelona have always liked.
In midfield, Chelsea’s Willian has long been linked with Barca. He’s got a good long-distance shot, good vision, can break through defences. He’s a bit inconsistent but a top option for the club to get at zero cost. David Silva too. Meanwhile, Charles Aranguiz is also playing well at Bayer Leverkusen and will be going free.
Up front there are some interesting names. Pedro will leave Chelsea, he could return to Barca, while Edinson Cavani, Olivier Giroud and Dries Mertens are all possibilities too.