Sunday June 7 2020
Giants ready to pounce for Lautaro

Barcelona and Inter continue to negotiate for Lautaro Martinez, including Junior Firpo and Nelson Semedo, but Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool lie in wait.

The striker has a release clause worth €111m, which the Blaugrana seem unwilling or unable to meet, especially if they cannot sell other players to raise funds first.

Talks to include players as part of the deal have also hit problems, with the two clubs unable to decide on the correct valuation of these figures.

According to Catalan newspaper Sport, Semedo and Junior Firpo are both interested in the move to Inter, but the Nerazzurri do not agree with the valuation of €50m given to Semedo and €30m for Firpo.

The same newspaper suggests Lautaro Martinez informed Inter he is eager to leave at the end of the season, but Barcelona’s hesitation is causing problems.

It could allow other clubs to step in with their own proposals, as Marca point to Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool preparing offers for the Argentina international.

As for Inter, they could go big with the €111m raised, as Le Bombe di Vlad claim Borussia Dortmund hitman Jadon Sancho is on their wish-list.

The 20-year-old England international is valued at around €120m and a primary target for Manchester United.

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