Ernesto Valverde and his men will travel to the United States for the preseason tour on Tuesday and Barcelona are hoping that fringe players can be sold before they fly next week.

Mundo Deportivo claims today that Andre Gomes could finally end his disappointing spell at the Camp Nou. The Portuguese international has been on the radar of Arsenal and we’ve carried several reports talking about the interest from the Gunners.

Another Catalan newspaper Sport reported on Wednesday that Barcelona have contacted the Gunners to try and push a deal through. Mundo Deportivo also mentions Unai Emery’s side are one of the most talked about clubs to sign Gomes.

The report claims Arsenal’s north London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur are now leading the race for his signature. Spurs are more likely ‘shaping up as a move than likely destination’ for the player.

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Eric Abidal’s assistant, Ramon Planes, is a close friend of Mauricio Pochettino. This is presented in a way which would give Tottenham an advantage.

The La Liga winners paid €35m (without add-ons and bonuses) to Valencia when they signed Gomes. Barcelona will be fortunate to get €20m back.