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Blaugrana Bosses Discuss Potential Move for Liverpool’s Luis Díaz

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Barcelona is considering the potential signing of Liverpool’s Luis Díaz.

While Barcelona is preparing for the match against Napoli for the return leg of the Champions League round of 16 and the conclusion of the current season, the summer transfer market is just around the corner, and the Blaugrana team is keeping a close eye on it. Among the changes in the coaching staff and the squad, there will be movement ahead of the 2024/25 season. According to Sebastián Vargas Rozo of SPORT in terms of potential signings, a new name has emerged: Luis Díaz.

The Liverpool winger is regaining good form after an injury that sidelined him for much of last season, now being an undisputed starter under Jürgen Klopp, with eleven goals and three assists to his name. Additionally, he is a key player for his national team, shining in matches such as the 2-1 victory against Brazil with a brace of goals. His level of performance has not gone unnoticed by Barcelona, according to reports from ‘EL HERALDO’, a Colombian newspaper. The aforementioned media outlet reported – later confirmed by SPORT – a dinner between the representative of the Colombian player, Carlos Van Strahlen, and president Joan Laporta.

According to the newspaper from Barranquilla, Barcelona would have requested figures from the agent regarding a hypothetical move for the upcoming transfer window. The acquisition of Díaz would exceed one hundred million euros, reaching a range between 120 and 140 million, which Laporta reportedly outright rejected. “It’s unfeasible,” adds ‘El Heraldo’, citing the president’s response. This wouldn’t be the first time they had made contact. In November 2022, when Luis Díaz signed for Liverpool, Laporta acknowledged in an interview with ‘EFE’ in Bogotá that they were interested in signing him from Porto. “We managed to talk to his agent, but Liverpool already had very advanced negotiations,” he emphasized.