LA LIGA giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are planning a raid on the Premier League this summer – with Manchester United and Liverpool in their sights.
Top Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claims Barca see Philippe Coutinho as the ideal replacement for the ageing Andres Iniesta.
Summer signings Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez have not impressed, so Barca have turned their attention to Coutinho as Iniesta has been struggling with injuries this season.
Jurgen Klopp will not be keen to sell, so it will take a mega offer to persuade the Merseyside club to sell their prized asset.
Barcelona are also keen on PSG star Marco Verratti and could sign both players despite their fees likely to be ‘astronomical’. However, there are also a number of Premier League clubs interested in the same player.
Meanwhile, Real are reportedly ready to bid £43million to see if they can tempt United into selling goalkeeper David de Gea. A move that’s been on the cards for some time.
The Spain international is said to be Zinedine Zidane’s number one transfer target this summer, while de Gea is thought to be keen on a return home after six years at Old Trafford.
If a straight bid fails then Spanish newspaper ABC claims that Real will offer James Rodriguez or Isco as part of a swap deal.
Both players have failed to land permanent starting roles in Zidane’s best Real XI and could well be moved on this summer.