Reportedly, Barcelona confidently believes that they can secure a massive double deal during the summer transfer window.
Once the transfer window opens in July, the La Liga leaders plan to actively participate in the market once again.
The Catalan club, due to their well-publicized financial difficulties, intends to bolster their squad by targeting free transfers.
With a potentially significant summer ahead for the club, reports suggest that Barcelona boss Xavi is aiming to secure an epic double deal.
According to Spanish news outletFootball Espana, Barcelona are confident that they will be able to sign Lionel Messi and Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
The contract of Argentine legend Messi with the French club Paris Saint Germain is set to expire at the end of the 22/23 season.
Currently, there is no agreement between Messi and PSG regarding a possible new contract, indicating that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner will be a free agent in the summer.
According toTEAMtalk, Gundogan is expected to leave the Etihad Stadium for free after rejecting a new deal offered to him by City.
When asked about a potential move to the Camp Nou, Gundogan reportedly said: “Barcelona deal done? My future is not yet decided — obviously, there are talks in the background.
“But I won’t go into details now. I have not signed anything yet.”
Apart from Messi and Gundogan, Barcelona have also been linked with a move for Liverpool’s outgoing forward Roberto Firmino.
After eight years at Anfield, it was confirmed last month that Firmino will be leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp revealed that the Brazilian will miss the next few games due to injury.
He said: “Unfortunately Bobby picked up a muscle issue a little bit.
“We will see how long that takes. It’s not too serious but he is definitely out for tomorrow and next week we have two more games, I would say they are impossible as well and then we will see. We have to take it day by day.”