IN THE EVENT THAT GUNDOGAN ARRIVES BARCELONA WILL SEEK THE DEPARTURE OF THE 26-YEAR-OLD MIDFIELDER

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In these spots Barça has a variety of targets ready as well.

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The pivot players of choice are Martin Zubimendi and Sofyan Amrabat with Juan Foyth Thomas Meunier and Jeremie Frimpong rounding out the list of candidates.

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The quantity of center midfielders the club currently has though makes their pursuit of Gundogan particularly puzzling.

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As a result Javi Miguel has reported that if Gundo is signed Barcelona may try to get rid of Franck Kessie.

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Additionally Barcelona and Inter have previously discussed Kessie.

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In reality an agreement on the transfer was almost reached in January with Marcelo Brozovic joining the blaugranes as part of a trade.

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Kessie struggled at the beginning to fit in at Barcelona but he managed to do so in 2023

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and has since put on some outstanding performances including a dramatic league victory over Real Madrid.

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