Just as sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, Jorge Mendes will spring to life in the summer and promptly earn himself enough money to fill an Olympic size swimming pool with and cannonball into ala Scrooge McDuck.
The Portuguese super agent, who has already brokered the £46 million deal that saw Bernardo Silva trade Monaco for Manchester City, arrived in Barcelona yesterday, taking a taxi from the airport straight to the Camp Nou.
:camera: ' Jorge Mendes was in Barcelona today- M·A·J (@UltraAutistic) June 20, 2017
He represents players Barça would be interested in Buying/Selling
Mendes' visit to Catalonia is regarding Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes as well as wantaway Turkish attacker, Arda Turan, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Turan is free to leave the club, should Barca's valuation of the former Atletico Madrid man be met, with Arsenal reportedly tabling an opening bid of £26 million for the ex-Turkey captain.
Arda Turan looks likely to leave Barca, this summer, with Arsenal and Internazionale both after the Turkish playmaker. Image: PA
Gomes, meanwhile, is attracting the interest of both Manchester United and Juventus, with United allegedly attempting to accelerate a move for the former Valencia man in the past week, following Jose Mourinho's revelation that the Old Trafford club would not be bringing in Monaco midfielder Fabinho, this summer.
Manchester United have contacted Barcelona for Andrè Gomes, according to tomorrow edition of spanish As- Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 15, 2017
Unlike Turan, Barca are not too keen on allowing Gomes to leave this summer, despite the 23-year-old enduring a relatively poor first season at the Camp Nou.
Gomes struggled during his first season at the Camp Nou but may still have a future with Barcelona. Images: PA
New Barca manager Ernesto Valverde is reportedly a fan of Gomes' and believes he still has an important role to play at the club.
Whether Gomes will leave Catalonia is unclear at this moment in time, although Blaugrana officials are firm on one thing regarding any potential deal for the Portugal international, and that is he will only be able to leave if a suitable replacement is secured.
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