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Semedo to Wolves almost deal done


Wolves have made an offer for Barcelona right-back Nelson Semedo.

Talks between the two clubs are continuing but Barcelona are willing to part with the Portugal international, meaning it will be down to the player to decide if he wants to join Wolves.

Semedo is represented by Gestifute, the agency run by Jorge Mendes, who plays a key part in many Wolves deals.


Semedo Could be out of Barca as they contacts Bellerin


Nelson Semedo’s future at Barcelona is once again up in the air.

The Portuguese’s time at the Camp Nou has been like a rollercoaster, with ups followed swiftly by downs, and this summer has been no different.

The 26-year-old was initially used as a bargaining tool to try and entice the likes of Miralem Pjanic and Lautaro Martinez to the club, with the former having now joined after Arthur went the other way and with negotiations for the latter still believed to be ongoing.

However, the fact that no club could be found for the right-back led to Barcelona performing a u-turn and opening negotiations over a new deal.


Josep Maria Bartomeu even listed Semedo as one of the club’s non-transferable players.

But the Blaugrana baulked at his wage demands and put him up for sale again.

This matter was discussed with Jorge Mendes, the player’s agent, as he spent time with Blaugrana directors on Wednesday.

Already, Barcelona are looking at potential replacements should Semedo depart and one of those is Hector Bellerin, the La Masia graduate who Barcelona have tried to bring home in previous summers.

They’ve already been in contact, but it could be a difficult deal since they don’t have the funds to offer a huge transfer fee to Arsenal.


Barca offer Umtiti & Semedo to Tottenham in swap deal for Ndombele

Barcelona want to sign Tanguy Ndombele and have offered players to Tottenham in the hope of striking a part-exchange deal, according to Sky Sports.

Barca want to bring more physicality into their midfield and are targeting Spurs’ ยฃ54m record signing despite his difficult first season in the Premier League.

The Spanish club are unlikely to be able to afford to buy him due to the financial impact of coronavirus, so they have offered Spurs the chance to sign centre-back Samuel Umtiti and right-back Nelson Semedo.

It has been reported elsewhere that Spurs – like Inter Milan – have an interest in Barca midfielder Arthur, but head coach Jose Mourinho is hoping to bring in a more physical, defensive-midfielder to his team this summer.

Arthur has also said recently that he wants to stay at Barcelona for many years, and Barca still value him highly, having recently knocked back interest from Inter Milan in discussions over the deal for Lautaro Martinez.

A new right-back and a left-footed centre-back are signings Tottenham want to make this summer but it remains to be seen whether Mourinho wants either Umtiti or Semedo.

Umtiti has been of interest to Spurs in the past but he has not made the impact he would have liked at the Nou Camp and has struggled with injuries.

Portugual international Semedo has been a regular this season but has also been offered to Inter Milan, and the Serie A club are keen.


Barca chases swap deal for Juventus’ Cancelo

Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo is wanted by Barcelona in a deal seeing Nelson Semedo going the other way, with Europeโ€™s top clubs now ready to look at swapping players when the next transfer window eventually opens.

Spending is expected to fall following the loss of revenue from the coronavirus crisis but trading players is being explored by Champions League clubs. Juventus are also understood to have made enquiries about available players for such deals.

Alexis Sanchezโ€™s switch to Manchester United with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going to Arsenal was a rare swap in the Premier League in recent seasons but are appearing increasingly attractive among chief executives once football opens its doors again and the season is completed.

Cancelo, 25, arrived at the Etihad last summer from Juve in a part exchange with Danilo worth ยฃ60million. But the Portugal international has started just eight Premier League games and City could use him to freshen up their squad for next season.

Pep Guardiola was asked about Canceloโ€™s future before sport was halted for Covid-19 spread, with the City manager suggesting he would not stand in the way of a player if he wanted to leave. “This player we bought him for many years, not for six months, but what happens happens,โ€ he said.

Semedo, 26, is Canceloโ€™s international team-mate and has been at Barca for three years following a deal from Benfica worth ยฃ26.5million plus add-ons. He has two full seasons on his deal at the Nou Camp but has not agreed a new contract.

Guardiola also has Kyle Walker competing for a place at right-back but Semedo would add competition in that area.

A swap deal could freshen up both squads without spending cash, while also allowing budgets to be spent elsewhere. Juventus have a recent history of successfully targeting free transfers and swapping players is also seen by the Italians as a good transfer strategy.