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Xavi is 'optimistic' about additional Barcelona arrivals, but is concerned about Dembele's future.

Xavi is "exceptionally hopeful" that Barcelona can additionally reinforce in the January move window, however is uncertain whether forward Ousmane Dembele will stay at Camp Nou past this season.

Notwithstanding their acclaimed monetary issues, with obligations transcending €1.2billion last year, Barca has acquired Ferran Torres from Manchester City this month for an underlying €55million (£46.7m).

Barca will not be able to enlist Torres until they have offloaded some different players as they would chance to surpass their pay cap, yet other large name stars continue to be connected with a change to Camp Nou.

Among those promoted as an objective for the Catalans is Erling Haaland, with club president Joan Laporta this week declining to preclude a possible move for the popular Borussia Dortmund striker.

Reacting to bits of gossip concerning his side's advantage in Haaland, Laporta told the football world to "prepare" because Barcelona "is back".

Xavi shares Laporta's energy and accepts the appearance of Torres, who was introduced at Camp Nou on Monday, will arouse allies following a helpless first half to the mission.

"I'm extremely near [Laporta] and I'm exceptionally hopeful. I like his aspiration," Xavi said at a news gathering reviewing Wednesday's Copa del Rey last-32 bind with Linares Deportivo.

"We are attempting to return. We are near the Champions League positions. It is difficult, however, we are endeavoring to give Barca what it merits. We are in good shape.

"The marking of Ferran Torres causes the fans to inhale also. We are working 24 hours per day. We should take cues from the president. It is a positive message to say that we have returned.

"If we sink into hopelessness, it doesn't help. We should be positive. The president drives the way."

Haaland has scored 76 goals in 75 games for Dortmund since making his presentation in January 2020, a count bettered by just Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (103 goals in 87 games) among players from Europe's main five associations in all contests.

Alvaro Morata, as of now borrowed at Juventus from Atletico Madrid, has been promoted as one more expected choice for Barca to support their assault, which was exhausted by the high-profile exit of Lionel Messi in August.


Gotten some information about the connections with Haaland and Morata, Xavi said: "I would rather not talk about theories, just the players we have here.

"They are both extraordinary players however they are not our own. Assuming that Morata finishes paperwork for Barcelona then I will respond to inquiries on him."

Barca can't practically get more players until others clear a path, notwithstanding, with any semblance of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele possibly on out.

Coutinho has begun only five games the entire season, while Dembele is into the last five months of his arrangement and is formally allowed to consent to a pre-contract arrangement with clubs from abroad.

France worldwide's time in Catalonia has been hampered by a progression of injury difficulties, however, when fit he has had an effect and midpoints 0.6 objectives or helps each hour and a half in LaLiga, which is a comparable sum to Antoine Griezmann (0.67) and partner Memphis Depay (0.66).

"We need to sit tight for Dembele," Xavi said. "I'm quiet as I can do nothing else. Dembele needs to try and ponder his future – it relies upon him.

"Concerning Philippe, I've not spoken with him. He's an expert and helps us a ton. Yet, for us to have sections, there should be exits."

Xavi likewise affirmed Barca is confident of having Dani Alves, one more ongoing enlisted person, enrolled in front of the midweek cup attach with third-level Linares Deportivo.

Alves' just appearance since early September was in an agreeable against Boca Juniors last month, yet Xavi expects the accomplished full-back to have a major influence in the rest of Barca's mission.


"I see him well overall. He is stupendous in preparing, with a great deal of power and an impressive skill," Xavi said.

"He will assist us a great deal with his appearance on the wing. He is 38 years of age, yet as is preparing will help us in many games. He is an amazing player and I genuinely want to believe that he can play like clockwork for us."

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