Barcelona eye Arsenal, Liverpool duo amid concerns over Man Utd target

Oli Fisher

Barcelona could make a move for either an Arsenal defender or a Liverpool outcast in January, according to a report.

The Catalan giants have enjoyed a perfect start to their LaLiga campaign, winning their first three games after a summer campaign that saw them bring in Arthur Melo, Clement Lenglet, Malcom and Arturo Vidal.

Despite this, Barca are reportedly in the market for a new full-back to provide competition for Jordi Alba, who is currently in a contract stand-off with the club and has been linked with Manchester United.

Full-back Lucas Digne was sold in the summer to Everton in an £18m move from Barca, meaning that a back-up left-back in required.

According to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have shortlisted Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal and Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno as possible solutions.

The source claims that Ernesto Valverde is hoping Sead Kolasinac’s return to the fold for the Gunners will push Monreal out.

Moreno meanwhile has found himself playing back up at Anfield to the hugely impressive Andrew Robertson, having never fulfilled his hype since arriving from Sevilla four years ago.


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