A split in Barcelona the club targets Alcantara and Koeman wants Vinaldom

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Barcelona club officials are trying to persuade the Dutch coach, Ronald

Koeman, to change his view on the target name to support the team’s midfield during the current transfer period.

According to the German newspaper “Bild”, Koeman informed the

management of the Catalan club of his desire to sign his compatriot Georginio Wijnaldum, the Liverpool midfielder, especially after his brilliance under his leadership in the Dutch national team.

But the Barcelona administration is seeking to contract with Thiago

Alcantara, the German player of Bayern Munich, who grew up in the

Barcelona academy, and played in the first team jersey until 2013,

before moving to the Bavarian club for 25 million euros.

In the event that Barcelona moves towards contracting Thiago Alcantara, the club will enter into conflict with his English counterpart, Liverpool, who has come close to signing the Spanish midfielder, and has already begun negotiations with Bayern Munich.

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Koeman took over Barcelona last month, following the dismissal of former

coach Quique Setien, in the wake of a disastrous season, which ended with

Barcelona knocking out the Champions League quarter-finals, after losing 8-2 to Bayern Munich.

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