Barcelona target Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford
Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo claimed this weekend that Barcelona could sign Harry Kane or Marcus Rashford this January.
Mundo Deportivo believe that Barcelona have four strikers on their January shopping list.
Aside from Tottenham’s Kane and Man United’s Rashford, PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan were also listed as targets.
But, are any of these players realistic Barcelona signings?
Of course, Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele are at the Camp Nou.
💥 El Barça irá a por un ‘9’ de máximo nivel
❗️ El rendimiento de Luis Suárez determinará si se acelera el fichaje el próximo verano o si se aplaza a 2021
✨ Mbappé es el gran sueño
🔎 Harry Kane, Rashford, Lautaro
— Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) October 12, 2019
Could Harry Kane leave Tottenham?
Stories linking Harry Kane with a Tottenham exit are growing louder.
Prior to MD’s Kane-Barcelona story, the Times recently claimed that Kane could leave Tottenham this summer.
The Times previously reported:
Tottenham Hotspur fear that a disillusioned Harry Kane could join the growing list of senior players who want to leave in the summer.
The striker, who will be 27 in July, is ambitious to win trophies and the club fear that he is losing patience.
Kane is under contract until 2024.
Kane agreed his current six-year contract in June 2018.
However, as pointed out by Football London’s Alasdair Gold, one of the principal impacts of Kane’s long contract at Spurs is that it protects the club against losing their striker for cheap.
Gold, reporting on the likelihood of Kane leaving the club, said:
(Kane’s) frequently said that he will always be happy at Tottenham as long as they match his ambitions.
Next summer is likely to be the first time that the relationship is really tested.
He also knows that being contracted until 2024 as one of the best strikers on the planet right now means Tottenham can slap an enormous price tag on his head, a world record fee, as they did with Gareth Bale.
Could Marcus Rashford leave Man United?
It seems difficult to imagine that Man United would sanction Marcus Rashford’s sale to Barcelona anytime soon.
Man United are already thin in attacking options after Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez (loan) joined Inter Milan this past summer.
Moreover, Rashford recently agreed a new long-term deal with the Red Devils.
In the summer, Man United announced that Rashford put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2023.
There is also an option for Man United to extend the deal for an extra year.
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Man United linked to Krzysztof Piatek
Sticking with Man United, the M.E.N have recycled a report from Calciomercato claiming that Man United could try to sign Polish forward Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan.
Piatek joined AC Milan last season, since scoring 13 goals in 28 games. Previously, Piatek scored 19 goals in 21 games for Genoa.
24-year-old Piatek is under contract at the San Siro until 2023.