Barcelona have made defensive reinforcements the priority for the summer transfer window, a report in Spain has claimed.
Mundo Deportivo have published what they believe is La Blaugrana’s list of potential targets, with a new centre-back the priority – as it was before Carles Puyol announced he was leaving the club.
Victor Valdes is also to depart but Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is the only goalkeeper being considered as a new first choice by sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta and President Josep Maria Bartomeu.
The list was drawn up on the assumption that Tata Martino is to remain as Coach, with the Barca hierarchy seeing no reason Martino will leave.
Central midfielders are also mooted by Mundo Deportivo, while the possibility of signing a forward – possibly a more orthodox striker – has also been raised.
Mundo adds that Barca are likely to sign four players but there could be more. Ter Stegen could be joined be a second goalkeeper in Jose Pinto’s contract isn’t renewed.
Joining Ter Stegen on the list are, among others, Aymeric Laporte, David Luiz, Inigo Martinez, Mats Hummels, Jan Vertonghen, Juan Cuadrado, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Ramires and Koke.