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Barça pulls a striker out of his hat

FC Barcelona is looking for a goalscorer and would have set his sights on an old acquaintance …

FC Barcelona are determined to afford a striker this summer, which has resurfaced the name of Lautaro Martinez as a possible option.

The Catalan club were heavily associated with a move from the Inter Milan striker last summer, but Barcelona have refused to pay the Argentine’s € 111million release clause.

RAC1 radio reports that while Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland remains Barcelona’s priority, Lautaro is once again on the Catalan club’s shortlist as the Blaugrana seek to fill the hole left by the very prolific Luis Suarez in their eleven.

Part of the reason Barcelona couldn’t sign Lautaro last summer was because they had little to no cash on hand, but Inter are struggling financially as well.

Consequently, RAC1 claim that a swap deal between Barcelona and Inter could take place between the 23-year-old and some members of Ronald Koeman’s squad.

So far this season, Lautaro has scored 16 goals in 37 games in all competitions with the Nerazzurri.

As a reminder, some Iberian media claim that Barça is also keeping an eye on Nabil Fekir for next season.

The 27-year-old has two more years on his Betis contract and has a € 90million release clause.

Betis have to sell some players this summer due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and Goal has learned he would seek € 30million to part ways with Fekir, who recently changed agents ahead of a potential departure this summer.

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