Three Barcelona stars linked with Premier League transfers

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As the season draws ever nearer, Barcelona are readying themselves for unwanted bids for some of their fringe players.

The Premier League in particular could be where some of these players will be plying their trade next season, after recent interest from a number of English clubs.

Nothing will happen before the club's presidential elections on July 18th, but once the process is over with, expect the offers to come flooding in.


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There are already a handful of players that are making noises to suggest that a move might be on the cards.

Let's take a look at three that have been linked with a move to England...

Pedro Rodriguez

The first player to score in six competitions in a single season, matched only by Lionel Messi since Pedro's 2008/09 heroics.

Still an outstanding striker, Pedro has suffered because of Barca's penchant for a "galactico" signing or two over the last couple of years.

The Spaniard is still only 27-years-old and is in the prime of his football career. He is far too good to be bench warming at this stage.

His buyout clause has recently been decreased from €105 million to €30 million, which suggests that the Catalans are ready to play ball.

Chelsea are in the market for his services according to The Guardian, and at roughly £22 million he's excellent value for money.

Marc Bartra

The elegant 24-year-old had previously pledged his future to Barca saying that although he was unhappy with the lack of minutes played, he intended to prove his worth to Luis Enrique.

That was before Napoli came in with a €13 million bid which mirrors his own reduced buyout clause.

Football Italia note Bartra's agent Javier Diaz as saying: "We can’t rule anything out.

We are working for Bartra’s future and will see what happens. Napoli? I can’t say anything other than Serie A is a very interesting League."

You can be assured that Liverpool will resurrect their interest in the player if they're given any encouragement.

Diaz's words appear to offer the Reds just that, and with Bartra's former team mates Bojan Krkic and Marc Muniesa not too far away at Stoke City, a move to Merseyside is far more likely than Italy.

Sergi Roberto

Joining the three could be Sergi Roberto who continues to interest Stoke City manager, Mark Hughes.

A unique Blaugrana hat-trick will be completed if the Welshman can convince Roberto that his future lies in Staffordshire, rather than Catalonia.

The youngster will be afforded a super welcome, and along with Messrs. Krkic and Muniesa, will bring a touch of quality to a team not often noted for their technical abilities.

Which of these three do you think would be the biggest success in the Premier League? Will Barcelona even sell them? Give us YOUR opinion in the comment box below! 

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