Saturday's Barcelona transfer talk: Wague, Todibo, Martinez

sportsmole.co.uk, 11 July 2020, 04:58
Saturday

The buildup to the summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Barcelona eye possible reinforcements.

The Spanish champions spent big on Antoine Griezmann during the summer but missed out on a big-name striker in January, leading to speculation that they could splash the cash again when the window reopens.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer news from the Camp Nou.

Saturday morning's Barcelona transfer talk news roundup:

Barcelona 'agree personal terms with Lautaro Martinez'

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Barcelona have reportedly agreed personal terms with Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez ahead of a potential move to Camp Nou during this summer's transfer window.

The Spanish champions have long been linked with the 22-year-old, who has scored 17 times in 38 appearances for Antonio Conte 's side during the 2019-20 campaign.

According to ESPN, Barca have now come to an agreement with Martinez over personal terms, although the Catalan giants are yet to strike a deal with Inter when it comes to a transfer fee.

The report claims that the Italian giants would prefer cash to a swap deal, meaning that an agreement for the Argentine could hinge on whether Quique Setien's side are able to sell Philippe Coutinho.

The former Liverpool playmaker has allegedly been made surplus to requirements by the La Liga giants, and a number of clubs have been linked with a move ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Martinez is thought to have a €111m (£99.3m) release clause in his contract at San Siro although various reports have claimed that the buy-out figure has now expired.

Barcelona looking to sell fringe duo?

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Barcelona are reportedly inviting offers for defensive pair Moussa Wague and Jean-Clair Todibo.

While the Catalan giants are open to offers for many of their players, only Arthur has officially departed Camp Nou in recent weeks.

However, club officials are desperate to get more players off their books, specifically Wague and Todibo, who have recently spent time away on loan.

According to Radio Catalunya, Barcelona are inviting bids for the pair after they failed to win permanent deals at Nice and Schalke 04 respectively.

Wague only made five league appearances at Nice, while Todibo made a total of six starts and four substitute outings for Schalke.

Barcelona are also likely to consider loan proposals, providing that they come with a mandatory option to buy next summer.

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