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Barcelona And Borussia Dortmund In Talks Over Potential Swap Deal

Ryan Sidle

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Barcelona And Borussia Dortmund In Talks Over Potential Swap Deal

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Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have held talks over a possible swap deal, with just days left of the transfer window, but there is some complications.

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Barcelona have been linked with a number of transfers this month, despite their financial issues, as they attempt to finish in the top four in La Liga.

Xavi has brought in Ferran Torres this month, with Dani Alves joining at the end of last year, whilst Philippe Coutinho left the club in order for Torres to be registered.

The club are also trying to get rid of Ousmane Dembele, as they continue to need to reduce their wage bill and hope to bring in more transfer funds.

Whilst the Catalan side have been linked with moves for two Chelsea defenders in the summer, they could look to add another defender this month.

According to journalist Gerrard Romero, Barca are eyeing up a move for Borussia Dortmund right back Thomas Meunier, and Sergino Dest has been talked about in a possible swap deal.

Meunier is a target for Barcelona. Image: PA Images
Meunier is a target for Barcelona. Image: PA Images

Whilst the swap deal is a possibility, and details of any possible move are yet to be fully hashed out, there is doubt that Dest will leave this month, according to SPORT.

The American full back only moved from Ajax to Barcelona in October 2020, after the club beat Bayern Munich to the 21-year-old's signature.

However there has been talk of him leaving the Nou Camp for some time already, despite the fact that he played 30 times in La Liga in his first season.

Dest has started 12 games in the league this season, although Xavi isn't a particularly big fan of the US international, and his future once again is questionable.

Dest is only his second season in Spain. Image: PA Images
Dest is only his second season in Spain. Image: PA Images

30-year-old Meunier is also in his second season at his current club, having moved to Dortmund from PSG in summer 2020 as a free agent.

He has started 16 games this season in Bundesliga under Marco Rose and has become an important part of the team who are once again chasing Bayern in the race to be German champions.

It remains to be seen if Barcelona can get their man, and if they do if any deal will include Dest, although he is expected to leave in the summer either way.

Topics: La Liga, Barcelona, Transfers, Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund

Ryan Sidle
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