The top-rated South American forward remains the top target at Camp Nou for the next transfer window.

Lautaro is a still top target at Camp Nou

Barcelona remains unwavering by Inter’s efforts to put new conditions in place with Lautaro Martinez. With the Liga giants reluctant to step up their efforts to land the Argentine. The top-rated South American forward remains the top target at Camp Nou for the next transfer window. Barça are ready to give up their time when it comes to negotiations. With a €111 million release clause that they could have launched expiring on 7 July. Those in Catalonia have always believed that this figure is too high, and they were confident that the actual market value would be much lower than this figure. It remains the Blaugrana’s position, and they believe that the proposal can be drafted together, which meets Inter’s requirements – with the possibility that a part-exchange deal could be struck.

Firpo and Vidal are in a trade swap deal

Junior Firpo and Arturo Vidal are some of the names mentioned in a trade package. Although the latter impressed this season and may no longer be deemed surplus to requirements. Inter have tried to avoid fanning the transfer flame, and Milan’s leading figures were eager to maintain the services of a price asset. The Nerazzurri consider the speculation around Lautaro as an unwelcome distraction. With the 22-year-old not indicate that he will push for the move. The highly coveted talent has remained coy when it comes to his plans, offering hope to his current club regarding contract negotiations. Barça, however, believes that Lautaro would welcome the opportunity to join their ranks and that they are the only club for which he would consider leaving Inter. That allows them to take their time, with little risk of stealing from an opponent.

It is understood that Barça will open with an offer of €60 million and Junior once they set final plans for the summer window. However, no changes will be made until the end of August. As the reopening of the Champions League is mostly in the interest of those still involved. Barça are in this group as they prepare to face Napoli in the second leg of their last-16 showdown on 8 August. It is only when their continental campaign comes to a close that the Liga giants step up their efforts in what promises to be a test of Inter for Lautaro. Barcelona defender Emerson, meanwhile, maybe on the way out of the club. The Catalans partially own the Brazilian along with Real Betis, which the 21-year-old has joined in 2019.

 

Although he was ordered to return to Camp Nou in the summer. Barça are now seeking cash for around €30 million, with AC Milan interested.