Barcelona has drawn up a list of alternative targets if they fail to sign Jules Conde from Seville, including Arsenal defender William Saliba.
Fabrizio Romano recently confirmed it caught abroad Barcelona and Chelsea are fighting a two-way battle for Conde this summer.
As it stands, the French defender’s signing deal for either club has yet to be finalized, but Barcelona are now preparing a list of alternatives should they lose Conde this summer.
This is according to journalist Gerard Romero in the tweet below, who claims that Barcelona is considering a move to Arsenal defender Saliba, as well as Milan Skriniar, Josco Gvardiol, Inigo Martinez and Roger Ibanez.
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Opciones que baraja la dirección deportiva del Barça por si cae la opción Koundé
– Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) 20 July 2022
Saliba spent last season on loan at Marseille, after failing to break into Arsenal’s first team in recent years.
With Ben White and Gabriel forming a solid partnership at the back of last season, Saliba could once again struggle to get match time, and that move may be on paper.
according to independentSaliba wants to guarantee minutes at Arsenal, and could push a move if Mikel Arteta fails to offer him guarantees.