L'Équipe reported the interest in today's edition
L'Équipe reported this morning that one of the candidates to help Barcelona fins a replacement for the attacking trio is Nice's striker Hatem Ben Arfa. This would mean the Catalan club is no longer interested in Kevin Gameiro or Alexandre Lacazette. In fact, l'Équipe reports that the negotiations are in the good path.
Nice's president Jean Pierre Rivere told France 3: "Not the player or the club told me that it's a done deal. What is true is that there have been negotiations. I would be really happy if the deal is done, both for the club and the player".
Ben Arfa (29 years old) finishes his contract next 30th June 2016, afer a difficult period where he has been at Newcastle, Hull City, 6 months without a team and then signing for Nice.