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Nélson Semedo could be included in Neymar deal - report

The Portuguese fullback could also be used in an exchange for João Cancelo or Lautaro Martínez

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Nélson Semedo wants to stay at Barcelona, but the high salary requirements he is asking for might lead to the Catalans seeking to swap him for another player, according to a new report.

The Portuguese fullback could be included in a swap to bring Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, or in a more straightforward swap with João Cancelo of Manchester City. Finally, he might be part of an exchange to bring Lautaro Martínez from Inter Milan.

Barcelona reportedly want to keep Semedo, but they also see value in using him as trade bait. Right now, prices in the market are expected to be low, so a swap could be in the cards.

Pep Guardiola is said to be a fan of Semedo’s, and there’s a chance Barcelona could give him to their former coach, in exchange for a new Portuguese right-back and perhaps a bit of money.

Neymar’s return is said to be quite complicated, but Semedo’s inclusion in a large trade could be one possibility to getting it done.

Finally, Semedo could be part of an exchange that brings Martínez from Inter to the Camp Nou.

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