Luis Díaz transfer latest as new Barcelona 'talks' claim emerges ahead of possible Liverpool dilemma

Luis Díaz dribbles forward with the ball during Liverpool vs Wolves.
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Liverpool winger Luis Díaz is being linked once more with a transfer move to the La Liga giant Barcelona. The Camp Nou side, even with limited funds to make signings this summer, is said to be very keen on snapping up the 27-year-old.

According to the Spanish outlet AS, Barcelona has already held talks with Díaz's representatives about a possible move for him via its sporting director, Deco. The Catalan side attempted to sign the player when he left FC Porto in January 2022 but was unable to finance a deal at the time.

That interest supposedly remains but there is an acceptance that Liverpool would be a 'tough' negotiator, with the example of Philippe Coutinho's move eventually for a hugely inflated sum — put forward. In order to have any chance of getting Díaz, it is explained that it would first have to find a buyer for Raphinha.

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Díaz's father has sparked speculation on numerous occasions over the past few months, speaking openly in March about a desire to see his son play in Spain. But the Liverpool number seven has since insisted that he was 'happy and content' at Anfield.

"It’s no secret, we didn’t finish as well as we hoped," he told the Reds' official website. "For us, it was crucial to win the league and all the competitions we were in. Unfortunately, the results lately could not be achieved.

"We fell [behind] as a team, but we made a decent season, both individually and as a group. There are many things to improve so we can have a perfect season. But I’m happy and content to be here."

Last month, The Telegraph reported that Liverpool would demand $95m (£75m/€88m) to let go of Díaz this summer. The Colombian scored 13 times and assisted five goals in 51 appearances in all competitions.

While those numbers are not spectacular, he was a consistent performer and it should not be forgotten that his father was kidnapped mid-season, which cannot have helped his form. Nonetheless, if Barcelona were to put some serious money on the table, there could be a dilemma for Liverpool transfer chiefs to consider. says: Cashing in on Díaz cannot be completely ruled out because of his age and relative lack of output. Finding a replacement, though, would be tricky — and far from cheap. Liverpool would need to have a solid plan in place before even thinking about accepting an offer for the South American. Adding to the forward line, rather than losing anyone, should be the priority.