Liverpool ‘plan swoop for Barcelona pair Abde and Ansu Fati’ amid unrest in Xavi’s dressing room and a possible departure for Mohamed Salah
- Liverpool are reportedly keen on Barcelona pair Ezra Abde and Ansu Fati
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Liverpool have earmarked a Barcelona pair to replace Mohamed Salah if the forward is granted a move to join Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad, according to reports.
Some Barcelona players are reportedly unhappy with the situation at the club and could attempt to negotiate an exit this summer, with Liverpool keeping tabs on Ezra Abde and Ansu Fati.
The duo remain unconvinced that they will be given regular minutes under Xavi this season, and should Salah leave, both will be targeted by Liverpool, as reported by SPORT.
Liverpool remain determined to keep hold of their Egyptian star but could be convinced by a mega-money offer that may force their hand to cash-in.
That would leave the Anfield club tasked with a mad dash for new talent before the transfer window closes on Friday, with a raid on Barcelona being planned.
Liverpool could make a move for Barcelona talent Ansu Fati before the transfer window closes
Abde is another Barcelona star that Liverpool are weighing up a potential late move for
The LaLiga champions have made a decent start to the new season, winning two games and drawing one, but have a dressing room packed with players that are seeking more regular minutes.
Fati and Abde are part of a growing collective of players that are unhappy with how they are being treated by Xavi with Spanish media describing the situation as a ‘hornets nest’.
Former Manchester City defender Eric Garcia is another player wanting to leave the Nou Camp, however Xavi wants to keep him given his versatility in playing a number of positions.
Salah is one of Liverpool’s most important assets but is considering offers to move to the Middle East as Al Ittihad prepare a £118m bid for the winger.
Meanwhile, Fati was previously regarded as one of the hottest prospects in world football after bursting onto the stage four years ago.
Fati and other stars are reportedly unhappy with their lack of opportunities under Xavi (right)
Jurgen Klopp (right) is looking at replacements should Mohamed Salah (left) leave the club
However, the Spanish international has struggled to replicate that form and has fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp as fellow starlets Pedri and Gavi cemented starting berths under Xavi.
Liverpool will join Spurs and Chelsea who are also ready to make a move for the forward in a bid to strengthen their attacks.
Securing an exit for 21-year-old Abde may prove a more difficult task with Barcelona not wanting to lose further depth in attack after Ousmane Dembele left to join PSG.
The winger has made two substitute appearances in Barcelona’s opening three LaLiga games this season and also has offers from Betis and Sevilla.