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Barcelona are preparing a swap deal to sign Mesut Ozil from Arsenal in January.
The Catalan giants are reportedly desperate to sign Ozil and will prefer to sign him in January instead of waiting till the summer when he will be out of contract.
Ozil has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, with reports claiming he is keen to reunite with Jose Mourinho.
Don Balon via the Daily Star say Barca have now upped their efforts to sign Ozil.
They claim the Spaniards have offered a swap deal involving Andre Gomes.
It’s been widely reported that Barca see Ozil as an alternative to Liverpool’s Coutinho but Don Balon say the Spaniards are happy to sign Ozil instead of the Brazilian.
With Ozil’s contract running out at the end of the season, it is surprising to hear that Barca are prepared to table a player plus cash to sign him. And the player in question is Gomes, who’s been touted as one of Portugal’s brightest talents.
This makes me wonder, how much does the Portuguese worth if he is going to be included in a swap deal to sign a player who would be available for just £20m.
The report doesn’t sound logical in any way and you may like to take this with a pinch of salt since the source has an history of coming up with ridiculous rumors.