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Thursday April 2 2020
Chelsea challenge Barca for Lautaro

Chelsea are ready to battle Barcelona for Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, according to reports in Spain, but the Blaugrana could use Arturo Vidal to lower the fee.

The Argentina international hitman has a release clause worth €111m in his contract, valid only for the first two weeks of July.

Spanish newspaper Sport today claims that Chelsea are prepared to pay the full sum, giving Barcelona a genuine rival in the bidding war.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Barcelona target double swoop

Barcelona are reportedly planning to use Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal to bring both Inter’s Lautaro Martinez and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar to Camp Nou.

Mundo Deportivo claims that Barca are planning to make a move for bot Lautaro and Neymar and launch a massive marketing campaign, useful to favour a rapid recovery economically in Catalonia.

The Blaugrana are allegedly studying the possibility to offload both Chilean midfielder Vidal and former Liverpool star Coutinho to accommodate for the arrival of the two stars this summer.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Godin: 'Lautaro like Suarez or Aguero'

Diego Godin has given the highest praise to his Inter teammate Lautaro Martinez. “He has something of Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero about him, showing skills of players with 10-15 years more experience.”

The 22-year-old Argentina international scored 16 goals in 31 competitive games for Inter this season, including five in six Champions League matches.

“He has something of Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero about him,” defender Godin told ESPN.

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Monday March 30 2020
Agent: 'Lautaro focused on Inter'

Lautaro Martinez’s agent assures there is “nothing” in Barcelona and Real Madrid speculation, even if “the best teams are looking” at the Inter striker. 

The two clubs have been linked with bringing Lautaro to Spain, but Beto Yaque made it clear the Argentine was “focused” on Inter, while openly stating he has “talked to lots of people” and the top sides have shown “interest”.

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Sunday March 29 2020
Cassano: 'Messi better than Maradona'

Antonio Cassano has claimed that Lionel Messi is better than Diego Maradona because he has been doing “the same things for 15 years”.

Messi ended Argentina’s long-running wait for the ‘new Maradona’, not looking back since his breakthrough 2004-05 campaign, and Cassano believes his sheer consistency makes him superior to the Napoli icon.

“Maradona did something never seen before for 4-5 years, but Messi has been doing the same things for 15 years,” the former Italy attacker told Corriere dello Sport.

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Sunday March 29 2020
Ter Stegen impressed by 'special' San Paolo

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen has revealed that the San Paolo “has something special” after playing Napoli in the Champions League.

The match in Naples ended in a 1-1 draw and the return leg at Camp Nou has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the 27-year-old revealed that the first leg in Italy made a great impression.

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Wednesday March 25 2020
Bojan: 'Eriksen a pure talent'

Former Roma and Milan player Bojan Krkic has claimed Inter need to be “patient” with Christian Eriksen. “I’m convinced he will do well”.

Montreal Impact forward Bojan started at Barcelona and was predicted to become the next big thing at Camp Nou, but the pressure weighed him down and he moved to Roma in July 2011.

The 29-year-old has only been capped once by Spain and returned to Barcelona after an unsuccessful stint on loan at Milan, but an immediate loan deal at Ajax followed in 2013.

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Monday March 23 2020
Albertini: 'Italy will beat COVID-19'

Former Milan hero Demetrio Albertini has said Italy is currently “playing one of the most important matches in history” and will eventually beat the COVID-19.

The Coronavirus outbreak has painted a horrifying picture in Italy and the measures taken has left the country at a standstill.

Albertini was capped 79 times by Italy during his illustrious career - including spells at Lazio, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

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Monday March 23 2020
Report: Inter reject Barca bid for Lautaro

Inter have reportedly rejected Barcelona's first bid of €70m plus Arturo Vidal and Nelson Semedo for the Argentine forward Lautaro Martinez. 

La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolò Schira has reported that President Josep Maria Bartomeu has put Lautaro at the top of his wish list ahead of the transfer market this summer and was willing to part ways with two of his current players.

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Sunday March 22 2020
Barca sacrifice Griezmann for Lautaro?

Barcelona are putting Antoine Griezmann on the market for €100m to raise funds for Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, claim reports in Spain.

According to Diario Sport, the Blaugrana have decided to sacrifice Griezmann in order to make way for Lautaro Martinez, just a year after he made the €120m move from Atletico Madrid.

Griezmann has contributed 14 goals and four assists in 37 competitive games for Barcelona.

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