Report: Tottenham hold talks with Barcelona over summer deals, Bartra not targeted

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Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing players from Barcelona.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham have spoken to Barcelona about the possibility of signing some fringe players from the Catalan giants - but not Marc Bartra.

Spurs have already signed Koln defender Kevin Wimmer this summer, and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to add more to his squad this summer in order to challenge for a top four place in the Premier League next season.

Now, the Daily Mail believe that Tottenham have held discussions with Barcelona over the possibility of signing some of their fringe players ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

Pochettino of course used to manage in Barcelona with Espanyol, and is now looking to head back to Catalunya in search of new players.

However, one player who seemingly won't be included in those discussions is Spanish international defender Marc Bartra.

The 24-year-old centre back could look to leave the Camp Nou this summer in search of regular first team football, but the Daily Mail report that Tottenham aren't pursuing a deal for Bartra.

Who could be a target?

Barcelona will only be willing to let fringe players leave considering their transfer embargo, and there appear to be few options right now.

Martin Montoya looks an unlikely target considering that Tottenham are set to sign Burnley right back Kieran Tripper according to Sky Sports, which would also rule Adriano out of contention.

Central midfielder Sergi Roberto has stagnated at the Camp Nou and could be a prime candidate for a move to Tottenham, as could winger Gerard Deulofeu, who seemingly has no future at Barcelona after an up-and-down loan spell at Sevilla this past year.

Loan moves for the likes of Alen Halilovic, Munir El Haddadi, Adama Traore and Sandro Ramirez could also be appealing to Pochettino, though none would really set the pulse racing for Spurs fans, who would much prefer permanent moves.

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