According to The Express Barcelona are set to splash the cash this month with the Catalan giants determined to maintain their stunning form under Ernesto Valverde.

They currently sit nine points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga , while they are also in the hunt for the Copa del Rey and Champions League.

The article adds rage Express Sport understands they are hopeful of sealing a deal for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, who remains keen to move to the Nou Camp despite missing out on a transfer back in the summer.

And it goes on to say Spanish website Diario Gol claim Barcelona are also working on a deal for Alli, with Messi pushing for the signing of the England international.

It adds that Alli has endured a stunning rise to prominence since signing from MK Dons in 2015.
establishing himself as one of the best and most consistent players in the top flight and it says with the club seemingly no closer to ending their 10-year wait for a trophy, Alli could be tempted by a move away.
And Barcelona, Diario Gol say, are best-placed to sign him.

The article says It is said Messi has been influencing a deal with the Argentina international worried about waining influence of club stalwart Andres Iniesta.

Iniesta has shown signs of slowing up in recent months and, despite signing a lifelong contract earlier this month, the Spain international is entering the twilight years of his career.Such is Messi’s worry that the player has asked Barcelona to do their utmost to make Alli his replacement.

The article closes by saying at the age of 21, people at the Nou Camp think Alli could be their midfield maestro for years to come.
However, Barcelona are not the only club sniffing about.
Manchester United have been linked in recent weeks with Jose Mourinho keen to bolster his squad.And Real Madrid and PSG would relish the chance to snap him up as well.

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