Barca want Jonathan Soriano
El Mundo Deportivo has learned that Barcelona have made an inquiry for Red Bull Salzburg striker Jonathan Soriano.
The Catalans are aware they cannot rely on Munir and Sandro Ramirez as back-ups for the starting attacking trident, but they are not in a position to recruit any expensive signings.
That is one of the reasons why they have turned their attention to Jonathan Soriano, another player who had impressed under Luis Enrique.
Shortly after bagging 32 goals in 37 league appearances for Barcelona B, the talented forward went on to join Red Bull Salzburg on a free transfer and has since been one of Europe’s most prolific forwards.
Having scored 104 goals in 119 league outings, Soriano has caught the eye of Europe’s top clubs, with his employers recently rejecting a €13 million offer from Bayer Leverkusen.
Barcelona have since joined the race as well and it is important to note that the player admitted a while back that he would love to return to Camp Nou.
Subotic nears Dortmund exit
German magazine Kicker has suggested that Serbian defender Neven Subotic looks likely to leave Borussia Dortmund in January.
The 26-year-old had long been an important member of the squad at Signal-Iduna Park, but he has struggled for playing time under Thomas Tuchel.
Subotic is now behind Mats Hummels, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and even Sven Bender in the pecking order and he may express his desire to leave in January.
The former Serbia international has a deal until June 2018 with the Millionaires, but Borussia will probably listen to offers for his services.
It is believed that Jurgen Klopp wants to get reunited with the centre-back at Anfield and could soon submit an official proposal.
Neven Subotic has spent last seven and a half years with Borussia Dortmund, making 198 Bundesliga appearances.
Boca confirm Osvaldo interest
Argentine giants Boca Juniors have moved to confirm their interest in FC Porto striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo.
The Italian forward made a dream move to La Bombonera back in February as he joined the club on loan from Southampton, but eventually decided to leave for personal reasons.
Having struggled for playing time at FC Porto, it is believed Osvaldo is ready to return to Boca Juniors, who seem prepared to welcome him with open arms.
Speaking at a press conference after he was re-elected as the club president, Daniel Angelici confirmed he had plans to re-sign the 29-year-old.
“I am convinced that he will return to wear the Boca jersey,” Angelici told reporters.
During his first spell with La Xeneize, Osvaldo scored 7 goals in 16 competitive appearances, quickly becoming fans’ favourite.