According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca is in the process of negotiating a transfer for Italian keeper Francesco Toldo. The deal includes transfering Vitor Baia to Fiorentina and another player yet to be named. This might be difficult because Barca are not sure about Baia's willingness to go to Italy. A similar deal is to be done with Hesp, and Arnau will be loaned most likely to Rayo Vallecano or Celta. Leaving Barca with Toldo and Dutruel. Two other negotiations are those concerning the french midfielder Emanuel Petit and the argentine midfielder Javier Zanetti. Barca plans to pay for the signing of Petit by selling Dehu to Olympique Lyon. Zanetti's signing would be payed for by the selling of other Barca players not yet determined. This is the player that Serrar Ferrer badly wants for his team and he seems all but sure of getting him. Nunez has only agreed to make these signings because they are being evened out by the selling of other players, also he has been pressured by the coaching staff to make these moves before it is too late. The signing of Overmars now looks very hard. He was ours until Van Gaal left, now he is entertaining offers from all over Europe, especially Italy. The other aim of Barca is Thuram from Parma, a player that could have been signed last year but Nunez was unwilling to spend the money. He would undoubtedly be expensive but an offer may be made as soon as the next president is elected. Hopefully he will be signed, i think this would go a long way to solving our defensive problems.