Barcelona ‘consider swap deal with Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic or Samuel Umtiti


Barcelona step up pursuit of Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez ‘with swap deal involving Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic or Samuel Umtiti one of the options’ amid interest from Manchester City in striker

  • Barcelona have increased efforts to try to bring in Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez
  • The Catalan giants have been long-term admirers of the 22-year-old forward
  • Barcelona are weighing up three ways in attempt to sign Argentina international

Barcelona have increased their efforts to try to bring Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez to the club, according to reports.

The Catalan giants have been long-term admirers of the 22-year-old, who has scored 13 goals in 29 Serie A appearances this season.

Barcelona are weighing up three ways in an attempt to acquire the services of Martinez this summer, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Barcelona have reportedly increased efforts to try to bring in Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez

Barcelona have reportedly increased efforts to try to bring in Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez

One of the reported options is to try to agree a swap deal with either midfielder Arturo Vidal

One of the reported options is to try to agree a swap deal with either midfielder Arturo Vidal

Or Ivan Rakitic could be used in a swap deal for the Inter Milan star, according to reports

Or Ivan Rakitic could be used in a swap deal for the Inter Milan star, according to reports

One of the reported options is to try to agree a swap deal with either midfielders Arturo Vidal or Ivan Rakitic or with defender Samuel Umtiti.

An alternative is reportedly to let forward Ousmane Dembele depart the Nou Camp in order to stump up the cash for the transfer.

While the report states the third possibility is to offer Inter defender Junior Firpo as well as £37million. 

Barcelona are weighing up three ways to try to sign Martinez, according to Mundo Deportivo

Barcelona are weighing up three ways to try to sign Martinez, according to Mundo Deportivo

Defender Samuel Umtiti could also reportedly be involved in a swap deal for Martinez

Defender Samuel Umtiti could also reportedly be involved in a swap deal for Martinez

Martinez’s £98.8million release clause in his contract at the San Siro earlier this month.

Barcelona face competition in the battle for Martinez’s signature as Sportsmail revealed on Monday that the Argentina international is on Manchester City’s radar.

Barcelona see Martinez, who scored and supplied an assist in Inter’s 3-1 win over Torino on Monday, as Luis Suarez’s long-term replacement at the club. 

Stiker Martinez scored and supplied an assist in Inter's 3-1 victory over Torino on Monday

Stiker Martinez scored and supplied an assist in Inter’s 3-1 victory over Torino on Monday

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