Wednesday June 26 2013
Barcelona step up Marquinhos bid

Barcelona are reportedly increasing their offer for Roma defender Marquinhos to cash plus Alexis Sanchez.

The Blaugrana have long been interested in the Brazilian centre-back, who is still only 19 years old.

According to Sky Sport Italia and El Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are stepping up the pressure on the Giallorossi.

Including Chilean international forward Alexis Sanchez as part of the move would tempt the Giallorossi into a sale.

However, Roma are said to have a €40m price-tag on Marquinhos, whereas Barcelona’s evaluation is closer to €25m.

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