Barcelona have reportedly expressed a “liking” for Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli after being priced out of other targets.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca are ready to nurture Romagnoli as Gerard Pique’s long-term partner after Athletic Bilbao refused to budge on Aymeric Laporte’s €50m release clause.
However, it remains to be seen whether the Rossoneri are willing to sacrifice a player whose arrival last summer heralded their vision of turning the club into a hotbed for young Italian talent.
Romagnoli would likely also command a significant fee, the Diavolo having paid Roma €25m for the centre-back’s services.
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