Alcantara is thought to have a release clause of around 18 million euros in his contract because he did not feature regularly for Barcelona last season.
The club are desperately trying to keep him at the Camp Nou, and it now seems as though a struggle will ensue between the two clubs for the player.
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The start of the 2017-18 Premier League season is just around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet.
As always it is the so called “big clubs” that have splashed the most cash in the transfer window so far this summer. Manchester United or City? Arsenal or Tottenham? Who are the winners and losers of the transfer window so far?