La Liga giants FC Barcelona have reignited interest in Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.
The Argentine was a target for Barcelona last summer but no deal was struck due to Inter’s asking price for a player that was believed to have frightened the Spanish side.
However, Sport reports that Martinez has re-entered Barcelona’s radar as they continue their long-term pursuit of the striker.
The outlet notes that Lautaro was very close to joining Barcelona two years ago, but the pandemic threw a hole in the business as the two clubs were unable to reach an economic agreement.
Inter are now said to be ready to consider a player swap with Barcelona, which should drastically lower the cost of acquiring Lautaro according to reports.
The Italians are said to be interested in Memphis Depay or Miralem Pjanic in the deal and it remains to be seen if Barcelona are willing to part with any of the players in the summer.
It is said that the duo is not in Xavi’s plan for next season as the club is keen to offload some of its players in order to raise funds for some of their goals.