FCB play LA Galaxy in Los Angeles on the 21st of July, Manchester United in San Francisco on the 25th and Chelsea in Washington on the 28th, before jetting back to Europe for a friendly with Fiorentina in Florence on the 2nd of August.
Real Madrid are said to be on the verge of sealing a £28 million deal for Juventus attacker Arturo Vidal, fresh from his Copa America win with Chile.
Real are also said to be tussling with Monaco for the signature of Juve’s Spanish striker Fernando Llorente.
Arda Turan was all set to swap Atletico Madrid for Barcelona but FCB’s board have kaiboshed the deal until a new club president is elected on the 18th of July. The Turk’s transfer fee is set to be between €35 and €41 million. Barça’s transfer ban expires in January.
Late in the week it was reported Arsenal were willing to recruit Turan in exchange for Spanish international Santi Cazorla and an unspecified fee.
The 28 year-old has been linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG as well recently. Blues striker Diego Costa said it would be Qiu Qiu Online great to link up with his former Colchoneros teammate at Stamford Bridge.
Turan himself if said to favour a move to Barça (no surprise) but if that is a no-go, a transfer to Man Utd.
*Atletico are said to be close to signing Congolese defender Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht.
* Rafa Benitez was claimed to have asked Real Madrid to replace Karim Benzema with Fernando Llorente but his club turned him down.
* Paul Pogba remains the most sought-after signing in football this summer but Juventus are in no mood to sell it appears, after reports were ubiquitous that …