Barcelona enter the race to sign £44m-rated centre-back: report| Sportslens.com

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Barcelona have joined Lazio in the race to sign A/C Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli during the next transfer window, a report from Sport claims.

The Blaugrana are most likely to reconstruct their squad ahead of next season and the main concern appears on enhancing the attack with Neymar and Lautaro Martinez allocated as the prime targets.

Nevertheless, according to Sport, it is recommended that the club might likewise sign a new centre-back and Milan’s Romagnoli has actually been recognized as an ideal option to enhance the heart of the defence.

It is added that the offer won’ t stay simple for the Blaugrana as they might not be able to pay for the asking cost after approving big-money offers for Neymar and Martinez.

Samuel Umtiti has actually just recently been tipped to part ways with the Catalan giants in the middle of his current injury issues which might set off the need for a replacement due to the absence of back- up alternatives in the main defence.

Romagnoli would certainly show a quality purchase in such a case however he might desire guarantees of routine gametime instead of playing deputy to the likes of Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet.

The 25- year-old is currently valued at around ₤44 m (EUR50 m) and Sport declares that the Blaugrana might be prepared to offer either Ivan Rakitic or Rafinha as a makeweight to decrease the cost.

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