Barcelona have seen a third offer for Guangzhou Evergrande's Paulinho rejected by the Chinese side, in a further blow to their transfer plans. The Catalan giants have been unable to land their top targets this summer and have now seen another bid rejected by Guangzhou who are adamant that Paulinho will not be sold.
According to Goal, Barcelona's latest bid of €25m has been rejected by the Chinese Super League side who are competing in three competitions and are unwilling to let the Brazil international leave this summer.
Guangzhou Evergrande have rejected Barcelona's third bid for midfielder Paulinho (29). [GOAL]— Barça News Forum (@BarcaNewsForum) August 12, 2017
Luis Felipe Scolari's side have already rejected two bids from Barcelona and having rejected another bid, have made it clear that the player is not for sale, despite Paulinho's desire to join the European giants.
According to the report, a source close to the club said,
Seri would cost less than Paulinho, but still wants to sign him. We should be scared if it's true Valverde is the one pushing for Paulinho.— _bj (@barca_lead) August 12, 2017
Barcelona are no closer to landing their main transfer targets and this puts yet another dent in their aspirations to regain the league title and the Champions League next season.