TRANSFERS - Barca eye Zakaria as Pogba alternative
Barcelona could move for Denis Zakaria if they cannot sign Paul Pogba or Franck Kessie, says Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalan club face great competition for targets Pogba and Kessie and could see either target move to one of their competitors.
But the Borussia Monchengladbach star has emerged as an alternative and will also be available on a free transfer at the end of the season.
With his contract with the German club expiring, the Swiss midfielder will probably change air as early as January, with Roma that after the summer interests is ready to sink the blow in the next transfer market window.
He is not Xhaka but, for Mourinho, Zakaria is suitable for his 4-2-3-1. And with a contract expiring after a few months it will be easier to snatch him from 'Gladbach for an advantageous amount: valued last summer €20m, in January the class of '96 will be able to leave the Bundesliga club for less than half.