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Barcelona have received €20m offer for Marlon Santos, says Nice president

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Barcelona have received a €20 million offer for defender Marlon Santos who is halfway through a two-season loan at Ligue 1 side Nice.

According to the club’s president Jean-Pierre Rivère, the 22-year-old is set to leave the French side although he didn’t say where he was going.

“Barcelona have received a €20m offer for Marlon. He is therefore set to leave OGC Nice,” he said.

Source | L’Equipe

It’s a pretty surprising claim but if it turns out to be true you’d suspect Barcelona would find it hard to turn the offer down.

Marlon made league 23 appearances for Nice last season and helped the club to an eighth place finish.

Reports in the UK claim that West Ham United are leading the race to sign Marlon, although it’s not clear if the Hammers are the team who have made the €20m offer.