Misfiring Barcelona are set to launch a January transfer attack on both Manchester clubs.
Barca are assembling bids for a number of Premier League stars, with plans to improve the Blaugrana squad taking shape under newly-appointed manager Xavi.
Sport claim the LaLiga club is primed to step-up their pursuit of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, while also tabling an offer for Bernardo Silva, who has expressed a desire to play in Spain.
In addition, AS report Ferran Torres is high on Xavi’s wish list and the club is willing to go all out to secure the services of the former Valencia ace.
Staying in Manchester, Mundo Deportivo believe Manchester United duo Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard remain key transfer targets for the Camp Nou hierarchy, as the Catalan giants seek reinforcements to save a disappointing first season in the post-Lionel Messi era.
A goalless draw in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Benfica has put their knockout hopes in severe jeopardy, while an unconvincing league campaign — including a home El Clasico defeat to Real Madrid — has left their title chances in tatters.
With a flurry of incoming transfers expected at Barcelona, Marc-Andre ter Stegen may be set to leave the club.
El Nacional say Bayern Munich have identified the German stopper as the long-term replacement for the aging Manuel Neuer, 35.
Ter Stegen is contracted until 2025, but Barcelona’s perilous financial position and a substantial bid from the Bavarian giants could force a transfer this summer.
Karim Benzema is another LaLiga talent garnering overseas interest, with the Mirror reporting that Manchester City have made contact with his employers Real Madrid over a potential deal.
A busy period of transfer activity is expect at the Bernabeu this summer, with Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Antonio Rudiger all expected to arrive in the Spanish capital.
Benzema, 33, could be allowed to exit as part of the shake-up and the France international would offer a perfect solution to Pep Guardiola’s striker shortage at the Etihad Stadium.
Finally, Erling Haaland is said to have made a decision on his preferred next club.