Manchester City set to spoil Barcelona's Lautaro party



Posted Friday, July 17, 2020 by ESPN

Manchester City set to spoil Barcelona's Lautaro party

With Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirming that transfer activity at the Camp Nou will be put on hold until the end of the season, Manchester City are set to do all they can to spoil the party in the Catalans' ongoing pursuit of Internazionale's Lautaro Martinez.

Spanish publication Marca reports that Man City have been buoyed by the overturning of their two-year ban from UEFA competitions and are now set to go all out to snatch Martinez from under Barca's noses.

Unlike Barca, City do not have to worry about the intricacies of negotiating a swap deal and are ready to splash €100 million on the man they see as club legend Sergio Aguero's replacement, with the Premier League side also able to offer Martinez a more lucrative contract.

Meanwhile, Marca also says that Pep Guardiola is still keen to secure a more adequate replacement for Vincent Kompany and could move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly if the Italian side miss out on Champions League qualification.



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