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Papers: Barcelona’s tactics to sign Neymar and Lautaro Martinez

A busy summer at the Camp Nou?

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Barcelona want to sign both Neymar and Lautaro Martinez in the summer but realise it will be financially difficult to pull off a double swoop.

Sport have both players on their front page on Thursday and report the duo are wanted to strengthen the attack.

Neither Philippe Coutinho nor Ousmane Dembele have not done the business at the Camp Nou, while 33-year-old Luis Suarez is coming to the end of his career.

The Catalan daily is also reporting the ‘tactics’ Barcelona have so far come up with to land the two players and note it will be a “complicated summer.”

Barcelona don’t really want to pay Lautaro’s €111 million release clause and so are willing to include up to three players in the deal. The report reckons Inter have listened to the proposal and think it might be a good idea because it’s going to be a tricky window.

Signing Neymar will be altogether more complicated given the club’s history with PSG and the fact the French champions want at least €160 million for the Brazilian.

Sport report that Barcelona will once again offer players as part of the deal and says Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann, Nelson Semedo and Samuel Umtiti are all possible options.

The club are well aware that signing Neymar and Lautaro will be difficult, and expensive, but there seems to be a sense of optimism because they think both players want to play for Barca.

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