Lautaro Martinez

Laliga giants FC Barcelona have reignited interest in Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.

The Argentine was a target for Barca last summer but a deal didn’t take place owing to Inter’s asking price on the player that was thought to have scared away the Spanish side.

SPORT however reports that Martinez has re-entered Barcelona’s radar as they continue their pursuits of a striker for the longer term.

The outlet points out that Lautaro was very close to joining Barcelona two years ago, but the pandemic threw a spanner in the works as the two clubs could not reach an economic agreement.

Inter is now reportedly willing to consider a player swap with Barcelona, which would lower the cost of acquiring Lautaro significantly according to the reports.

The Italians are reportedly interested in Memphis Depay or Miralem Pjanic in the deal and it remains to be seen if Barca will be willing to part away with any of the players in the summer.

The duo is said not to be in Xavi’s plan for next season with the club keen to offload some of their players so as to raise funds for some of their targets.

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