Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd open Barcelona talks, Chelsea swap deal, Liverpool, Arsenal

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd open Barcelona talks, Chelsea swap deal, Liverpool, Arsenal

Barcelonas Jordi Alba recalled to Spain squad as Luis Enrique reacts to UEFA Nations League defeat to England

The Barcelona left-back returns to the Spain squad as Luis Enrique rings in the changes following recent loss to Three Lions

There was more than just three points at stake in last nights Champions League clash between Juventus and Manchester United.

La Furia Roja will soon take on Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in international fixtures, matches Jordi Alba is back in the squad for. The left-back, who played under Enrique at Barca, was left out of Spain's last two squads, but will be delighted to be back in the fold.

The European rivals are also going head-to-head for the services of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba, the Daily Express reports.

Luis Enrique has recalled an FC Barcelona star to the Spain national team for their upcoming matches, while six players from the previous squad missed out on the latest selection. Click through the gallery above to see six players who missed out on Spain's latest squad!

The Red Devils are reported to have initiated talks with the 29-year-old left-back, with Spanish media claiming that contact has been made with Albas representatives.

Defenders: Jonny Castro (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Diego Llorente, Inigo Martinez (both Real Sociedad), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Mario Hermoso (Espanyol), Jose Gaya (Valencia), Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona)

Alba has 18 months remaining on his contract and Barcelona are yet to offer the Spanish international a new deal, prompting speculation that there could be a parting of the ways.

The Express claims that United chiefs have informed Albas agent, Vicente Fores, that they would like to secure his signature because Jose Mourinho is dissatisfied with his options at left-back.

None of the defensive candidates have enjoyed any real consistency in Luis Enriques first four matches at the helm, with Nacho managing to play in three, however, the Los Blancos defender has been left out of the most recent squad.

FC Barcelona Star Recalled To Spain Squad, 6 Stars Miss Out

United have been handed what the Daily Star describes as a major setback in the hunt for defender Milan Skriniar. Why? Because the Inter Milan centre-half has been slapped with an eye-watering £100m price tag.

Inter manager Luciano Spalletti is well aware of the interest in his 23-year-old Slovakian defender, hence the mammoth transfer fee.

Skriniar – who featured for Inter in their 1-1 draw in the Champions League with Barcelona on Tuesday – has also attracted interest from Real Madrid, but the Spanish side and United are both likely to baulk at such an asking price.

The Barcelona man hung up his international boots after Spains disappointing showing in Russia, having spent years at the heart of the countrys rearguard. ?

According to the Daily Mirror, the 30-year-old midfielder, who scored one of Uniteds goals in their stunning 2-1 win against Juventus, is ready to leave Old Trafford when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos described him as “one of the best in the world in his position”, while his Barca teammate Gerard Pique publicly called for the Spanish chief to change his mind, as he stated: “I hope that Lucho rectifies the situation and brings Jordi Alba to the national team.”

Jordi Alba recalled by Spain; Brais, Hermoso and Fornals make the list

Although there have been talks between United and the Spaniard, the Mirror says that there has not been any kind of breakthrough in negotiations over a new deal, leaving Mata open to offers.

Albas inclusion is not the only big news to come out of this latest announcement though, as in-form Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer has been omitted, while Chelseas Marcos Alonso has also been left out despite his strong displays in the Premier League.

Arsenal were linked to Mata at one stage, but according to the Daily Star, is holding out for a move back to Spain with his former club Valencia.

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