Barca looking at options in defence

Barcelona are evaluating their options for defensive signings as move for Marquinhos and Jeremy Mathieu have slowed.

Mundo Deportivo reports that the pair, of Paris Saint-Germain and Valencia respectively, are still most wanted by La Blaugrana, but with the transfers dragging on, the club are thinking of a plan B.

Mats Hummels, Fabian Schar, Jan Vertonghen and Federico Fazio are the four on the list but it’s felt Hummels would be too expensive.

Fazio would be the cheapest option while Vertonghen is expected to cost about the same as Mathieu – €20m.

Schar meanwhile is considered the best option for the long-term, as he is only 22, but Barca would face a great deal of competition for the Basel centre-back.

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