Barcelona might be closing in on the capture of Joao Cancelo, but the club are still looking for reinforcements, especially in the creative department.
Following the departure of Ousmane Dembele, Xavi Hernandez wanted to sign Bernardo Silva from Manchester City. But the move for the Portuguese international has now been ruled out.
This led Barcelona to consider a move for Giovani Lo Celso during the final weeks of the transfer market.
Tottenham rule out Lo Celso loan move
Barcelona have approached Lo Celso’s entourage over a possible loan move to Catalonia in this final week of the month.
However, according to SPORT, Tottenham Hotspur have ruled out the move. They do not want to loan out the Argentine playmaker to Camp Nou this summer.
In the earlier parts of the summer, Tottenham were keen on listening to offers for Lo Celso. But the club do not see any point in offloading the player this late in the market.
Not to mention, Lo Celso himself has made a good impact under new coach Ange Postecoglou.
The North London giants, therefore, will consider a late sale of Lo Celso only if Barcelona come up with an offer to sign the player on a permanent deal.
That means the Catalans might have to cough up a figure of around €10-15 million. But that will not be possible for the club under the current economic circumstances.
Barcelona, therefore, might end up failing to sign a new attacking midfielder, as requested by Xavi at the start of the summer transfer window.
The Blaugrana, though, are exploring a loan move for Joao Felix. But the club can only sanction the move for the Portuguese international if they end up selling one of their attackers within the coming days.
If no one else arrives, the La Liga champions will turn to academy ace Fermin Lopez as an option in midfield.