Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Mustafi and Rudiger on Barca shortlist

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The Catalan club are in need of help in the back

Shkodran Mustafi and Antonio Rudiger are among the options Barcelona are considering as defensive reinforcements, reports Mundo Deportivo.

While Manchester City’s Eric Garcia remains Barca’s main target, the club are keeping an eye on the Arsenal and Chelsea defenders.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has hintedhe needs new players to switch to his preferred formation.

“We want to move to a 4-3-3 but for that, you need a lot of specificity in every position but now in five or six positions, we don’t have it,” Arteta said on Wednesday.

“I think that what we miss is in the opponent’s area and the last part of the pitch. We have to find the key in the attack, that last decision, that last pass, that last cross to create a goal situation, a goal, a shot, a corner, etc.”

Belgian side Sint-Truiden have sacked Australian coach Kevin Muscat, according to reports.

The club are currently 16th in the Pro League and have failed to win any of their past four games.

Real Madridhead coach Zinedine Zidane has insisted that he will not resign, despiteanother poor performance from his side in a 2-0 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Madrid’s hopes of qualifying for theChampions Leaguelast 16 are now in doubt after the match in Kiev, withsecond-half strikes from substitutes Dentinho andManor Solomon giving the home side the victory.

The result completed a shocking double for the Ukranians over Zidane’s side, with Shakhtar also defeating Madrid 3-2 in October’s corresponding fixture.

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