Wednesday, 2nd October, 2013
Alex Song is looking for the Barcelona exit door, with the news set to alert his considerable number of suitors.
According to Tutto Mercato, Song does not fit into the plans of new Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino and has opted to head to pastures new when the transfer window opens once again in January.
The 26-year-old was brought on as an 89th minute substitute against Celtic last night in the Champions League, which further adds to a pattern which places him firmly on the fringes of the Barcelona side.
Indeed, Song has played just twice in La Liga this season for the reigning Spanish champions, added to a further appearance in the Super Cup against Atletico Madrid.
It is a poor return for a player who assumed he would take a key role in the club's engine room upon joining from Arsenal in 2012.
Song has been mooted as being on the wanted list of Manchester United manager David Moyes, who is certain to be attentive to his desire to quit the Camp Nou.
There is also interest in the Cameroonian from AC Milan and Inter, who spy a potential bargain in January.
It remains to be seen if Barcelona coach Martino will rethink Song's role at the club before the window swings open.