LATEST: Valverde only wants to sign star players at Barcelona

Barcelona only want to sign starters in January, according to the latest Sport exclusive.

Though the Cules have started well and are unbeaten in 13 games, they need more depth if they are to compete on every front.

President Bartomeu has approved plans for a number of signings in the winter window.

Pep Segura in particular seems to have a different approach to Valverde, and tended to sign reserves, players with future potential for Luis Enrique.

“Reserves who don’t alter the atmosphere of the dressing room and leaving the main players to do their thing”, a source told Sport, “Luis Enrique didn’t want a squabble in the dressing room and was confident in the starters.”

This explains why the likes of Digne, Gomes, Alcacer and Cillessen were signed recently. Only Samuel Umtiti has broken through from that group.

With Barcelona still not spending all the €222 million they got for Neymar, they can splurge on some big names.