Barcelona submit £61m striker transfer bid and two-player swap, Man Utd flop wanted

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Monday, May 11

  • Barcelona’s opening bid for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has been rejected
  • The Spanish champions offered £61million plus Nelson Semedo and Arturo Vidal
  • Barcelona are showing interest in Lyon star Bruno Guimaraes
  • Three Premier League clubs and Barcelona are interested in Lyon star Memphis Depay

Lautaro Martinez bid

Barcelona’s opening bid for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has been rejected.

That’s according to journalist Nicolo Schira, who claims the Spanish champions submitted an offer of £61million plus Nelson Semedo and Arturo Vidal in exchange.

Barcelona also offered the 22-year-old a contract worth £170,000-a-week at the Nou Camp.

“Confirmed what I said and anticipated 5 weeks ago! Barcelona have offered to Lautaro Martinez a contract with a wages of €10M a year,” Schira tweeted. “Inter ask the payment of the clause (€111M) to sell him and have rejected the first bid of Barcelona (€70M + Semedo and Vidal).”

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  • Man Utd £103m attacking double transfer, Arsenal want Chelsea target

Memphis Depay interest

Three Premier League clubs and Barcelona are interested in Lyon star Memphis Depay.

The suspension of all sporting events in France has seen Lyon fail to qualify for European football next season having finished seventh.

And the club’s outspoken president owner Jean-Michel Aulas has already conceded that Depay, 26, could leave without Champions League or Europa League football next term.

Spanish website Todofichajes claim Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are all considering an approach with the Holland international’s contract set to expire in June 2021.

Other reports in Spain suggest Quique Setien would like Depay at the Nou Camp.

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  • Barcelona youngster hints at Man Utd completing double transfer

Wanted: Bruno Guimaraes

Barcelona are showing interest in Lyon star Bruno Guimaraes.

Guimaraes, 22, only joined the Ligue 1 side in January £17.5million but has already attracted admiring glances from the Spanish champions.

Spanish website AS claim Lyon are in a ‘desperate situation’ because of the financial impact of the Coronavirus, which has also left them without European football.

Barcelona are now showing interest in the Brazilian while La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid are also considering a second approach having seen their January swoop fail.

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