With Neymar increasingly likely to join Paris Saint-Germain for €222m, Barcelona target Juventus talent Paulo Dybala as his replacement.
Last night Neymar contributed to a 3-2 friendly victory over Real Madrid in Miami, but the club and teammates are not disguising the fact he’s seriously considering a departure.
The issue therefore turns to who will replace him at Camp Nou and several sources point to Dybala.
According to Diario Sport, La Joya would be available for around €150m (£134m), which would represent a massive profit considering Juve paid €40m to sign him from Palermo two years ago.
Italian newspaper La Stampa even suggests Lionel Messi specifically urged Barcelona to go for his Argentina international teammate Dybala.
The Blaugrana need no encouragement, having seen him score twice in a 3-0 Champions League victory in Turin.
Bianconeri director Beppe Marotta assured Dybala was not for sale at any price, but €150m may well be enough to sway that certainty.