Barca want transfers for EdinsonCavani and Ferran Torres wrapped up ASAP

BARCELONA want to sign Edinson Cavani and Ferran Torres next month, according to reports.

The cash-strapped side have had a poor start to the season, amid financial turmoil.

Edinson Cavani could be available next month

Edinson Cavani could be available next monthCredit: Getty
Ferran Torres has scored 16 goals in 43 outings for City

Ferran Torres has scored 16 goals in 43 outings for CityCredit: Getty

But after the appointment of club legend Xavi injected some optimism into supporters, Barca are looking to enter the comeback trail.

Mundo Deportivo claim that the Catalan giants want to secure two signings next month to put them back on the right track.

Barcelona are desperate to sign Manchester City starlet Torres, 21, who shone for Pep Guardiola’s side earlier this season.

Despite showing such promise at City, the Spaniard reportedly wants to return to LaLiga and join Barcelona.

Guardiola is happy to grant his wish, provided that Barca can stump up the cash.

It’s claimed that Torres has already verbally agreed a five-year deal with Xavi’s side.

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And it’s now up to both teams to agree a fee, which could be around £43million.

Xavi believes a forward that ‘opens up the pitch, is fast and a good finisher’ is essential for his side.

And Torres fits the bill.

He also wants another striker, however, to provide ‘malice and mischief’ in the box – with Manchester United ace Cavani an experienced option.

The Uruguayan is open to the transfer, with his Old Trafford contract set to expire at the end of the season.

But he is aware that he may have to be patient, with Barca still needing to ship out more stars in order to afford him.

Ideally, Xavi would like both players signed by the time he takes his side to Saudi Arabia for the Spanish Super Cup.

Both legs against Real Madrid will take place between January 12 and January 16.

It provides Xavi with an early opportunity to grab his first silverware as a manager in Europe.

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Xavi wants to get his hands on some silverware

Xavi wants to get his hands on some silverwareCredit: Rex