Barcelona suffer blow in Juan Foyth pursuit?

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Barcelona suffer blow in Juan Foyth pursuit?

Barcelona have reportedly obtained a setback in their pursuit of Villarreal defender Juan Foyth.

The Catalan giants prolonged their lead on the high of the desk to 9 factors with a slender 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Though Barcelona have now stored 19 clear sheets in 25 league video games this season, they’re nonetheless eager to bolster the correct facet of their defence.

Jules Kounde, who arrived from Sevilla final summer time, has typically been used as a right-back this time period, whereas the likes of Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araujo and Alejandro Balde have additionally featured in the position at varied factors of the 2022-23 marketing campaign.

Nevertheless, Barcelona are eager to discover a everlasting resolution, and Foyth was considered as one in all their potential targets.

Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior in action with Villarreal's Juan Foyth on January 7, 2023 .

Xavi‘s facet had been linked with the Argentina worldwide final summer time, however they had been unable to agree a take care of Villarreal.

Because of this, Foyth remained with the Yellow Submarine, and he has gone on to make 18 appearances throughout all competitions this season, contributing one purpose and two assists.

Barcelona had been anticipated to resume their curiosity in the summer time, however they’ve obtained a setback in their pursuit.

In accordance with Sport, Villarreal trying to obtain Foyth’s launch clause in full, which is believed to be round €60m (£53.1m).

Because of Barcelona’s present monetary scenario, they don’t seem to be anticipated to spend massive sums of cash in the upcoming switch window, and as end result, they’re unwilling to satisfy Villarreal’s calls for.

Barcelona manager Xavi pictured in September 2022.

With the Yellow Submarine unwilling to barter a switch charge, Barcelona are actually set to show their consideration to different choices.

There’s a perception that Joao Cancelo may very well be out there, after falling out of favour at Manchester City.

The Portugal worldwide joined Bayern Munich on mortgage in January, however he’s anticipated to return to the Etihad Stadium in the summer time.

In a separate report, Mundo Deportivo reveals that Barcelona have drawn up a three-man shortlist, which incorporates Manchester United‘s Diogo Dalot.

Bayern’s Benjamin Pavard and Borussia Dortmund‘s Thomas Meunier are additionally believed to be on Barcelona’s radar.