Swap deal between Claudio Bravo and Jonathan Dos Santos put on hold
According to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona and Real Sociedad have a deal on the Basque club’s goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, but the transfer is pending the agreement of Jonathan Dos Santos, who could go the other way in exchange for Bravo.
According to reports, the two clubs had already closed a deal on the transfer of Bravo for €10 million plus Dos Santos, but the Barcelona player has refused to join Real Sociedad.
Before making the final decision on his future, Dos Santos would allegedly want to talk with new coach Luis Enrique, to see where he fits in the manager’s plans. Without the agreement of Dos Santos, the transfer negotiations have been put on hold for the time being.
Newspaper AS, on the other hand, suggests that including Bojan Krkic in the deal for Bravo has been ruled out, and the next one on the list could be Ibrahim Afellay, as the Catalans look to find an agreement with Real Sociedad.
Both Dos Santos and Afellay have featured in minimal roles during during their time in Barcelona and the club could be looking for a new destination for both players.