Barcelona rival Arsenal for Fiorentina's Melo

Fiorentina midfielder Felipe Melo is a target for European champs Barcelona.

Fiorentina midfielder Felipe Melo is a target for European champs Barcelona.

El Mundo Deportivo says Barca are ready to turn to Melo as they struggle to convince Liverpool to open talks over a deal for Javier Mascherano.

Melo has previous experience in Spain with Almeria and enjoyed an outstanding first season in Italy last term.

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