Barcelona will sign four or five players, says vice-president

The Camp Nou side are keen to add some fresh blood to their squad this summer and intend to hold on to current head coach Tito Vilanova

Barcelona vice-president Josep Bartomeu has revealed that the Catalans intend to sign four or five new players in the summer transfer window.

The Primera Division leaders have been linked with players such as Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels and Santos forward Neymar in the past few months, but Bartomeu has stressed that they have not reached an agreement with the latter just yet.

“We’ll make four or five signings in the summer. We need to shake up the squad. We’ve also got players from the B team,” Barca’s vice-president told Catalunya Radio.

“We haven’t signed Neymar. He’s a player we are interested in, we’ve said that before, and we’ll see what happens when the season finishes.”

Bartomeu also had his say on the future of Tito Vilanova and insisted that the 44-year-old will continue to be Barcelona’s head coach.

“Tito will continue next year.”

Vilanova replaced Pep Guardiola as Barca coach at the start of the 2012-13 campaign and guided them to their best-ever start in La Liga.

The Camp Nou side currently sit atop of the league table, holding a 13-point lead over second-placed Real Madrid.