Barcelona planning for summer spending, but no January arrivals

Barcelona will not make any signings in January and are instead focusing their plans towards summer, according to Marca.

The Blaugrana invested heavily in their squad over summer with the signings of Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong alone bringing an outlay of close to €200m.

There will be some fringe players allowed to depart in January – midfielder Carles Alena has already joined Real Betis on loan for the remainder of the campaign, while Jean-Clair Todibo will also be allowed to leave.

Barcelona are also said to be thinking of reinvesting further in their midfield, despite already being well-stocked in that area – as they believe both Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal could be moved on next year.

There is also a discussion surrounding the future of Luis Suarez with the club keen on landing a long-term replacement next summer, with the Uruguayan potentially moving on at that point.

They will also assess the right-back situation – Nelson Semedo and Sergi Roberto are primarily deployed there, while Moussa Wogue is an up-and-coming player.