“Ben Arfa is not an option for Barcelona. He was considered because he is available for free, but Barcelona have now said ‘no’ to that possibility.”- Guillem Balague
Liverpool and Chelsea have been handed a boost as according to Spanish Football expert Guillem Balague claims that Barcelona are no longer trying to pursue Hatem Ben Arfa.
Earlier reports suggested that Ben Arfa will be heading to the Catalan club this summer, as Nice’s president confirmed the same, however Balague believes that Barca are no longer looking out to sign the player.
The player has been linked with Liverpool and Chelsea with regards to a potential transfer move and this news may come as a boost to the Premier League clubs looking to sign the player.
According to the Sun, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is in the market to improve the attacking options in his squad. While the Times report claims that Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has added the player into his list of targets for the summer.