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New Granada coach Moreno wants Barcelona pair Puig, Alena

New Granada coach Robert Moreno has been in touch with Barcelona about Carles Aleña and has now asked about Riqui Puig, too.

Barça and coach Ronald Koeman are open to letting Puig leave to play minutes and continue his development, butt the young midfielder would prefer to stay and fight for a starting berth. There could be a meeting next week to discuss his future, says Sport.

New Granada boss Moreno knows Barça well having coached at the club before, as does the Granada sporting director Pep Boada, who also worked in Catalonia.

Negotiations are at an advanced for Aleña, with the player happy to go on loan. To close the deal, though, Barça must first extend the midfielder's contract to avoid losing him for free next summer, although they would prefer a sale now.

As for Puig, Barça have received interest from all over Europe. Even Premier League teams have been in touch and there are four La Liga side keen.

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