With Pep Guardiola set to begin his duties as Manchester City manager in the summer, TheHardTackle looks at the potential long-term benefits of appointing the Barcelona legend.
Marc Bartra has confirmed recently that his release clause has been lowered from 40 million euros to 8 million euros alerting a number of clubs in Europe, particularly from Italy.
Barcelona have reportedly shown interest in Everton defender John Stones.
TheHardTackle takes a look at three formations the Blaugrana boss could employ the 22-year-old forward in attack should he succeed in his pursuit.
Lionel Messi suffered an injury during Argentina's international friendly victory over Honduras to leave Tata Martino's side sweating over the fitness of their Barcelona starlet with only a week left before they kick-start proceedings in the Copa America in a clash against Chile.
It has been three days since Italian media broke the news that Juventus entered into verbal agreements with Barcelona stars Dani Alves and Javier Mascherano. It seems now that it's the Catalan side's turn their attention to Juve target and Sassuolo prospect Domenico Berardi.
According to reports emerging from Spain, Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano has agreed a three-year deal with Juventus.
Manuel Garcia Quilon, the agent of Napoli's Spanish trio of Albiol, Reina and Callejon, has reportedly offered the services of Pepe Reina and Jose Maria Callejon to Barcelona.
According to reports, Dani Alves is set to leave Barcelona for Juventus in the summer and the Spanish club have approached Arsenal to bring home their former academy star.
Chelsea FC received a major transfer blow after Spanish midfielder Koke came out and revealed that he wants to stay at Atletico Madrid.