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Barcelona and Tottenham at a deadlock in negotiations for €15 million defender – report



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Clement Lenglet is one of the players Barcelona are looking to get rid of this summer. The defender is coming on the back of a decent loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur, but the club are finding it difficult to sell him on a permanent deal.

Tottenham have retained an interest in the player and want to sign him on a permanent deal this summer.

However, according to SPORT, Barcelona and Tottenham are still yet to reach an agreement over Lenglet’s sale.

Barça, for their part, are still holding on to the defender’s €15 million valuation, as they look for a fresh infusion of cash.

Lenglet’s sale would help the club reduce the salary mass given his steep wages, which in turn, could go a long way in helping them register new players.

Spurs, though, are not willing to spend a fortune on the former Sevilla centre-back. They are willing to offer up to €5 million for the Frenchman, arguing that they will have to take over the player’s hefty wages.

Lenglet is indeed sitting on a hefty salary package at Barcelona, who would owe the player a whopping €16 million if he stays at the club next season. This can be problematic for the Catalans, who are desperately looking to balance the books in order to sign new players.

Lenglet is open to staying at Camp Nou if he fails to attract a convincing offer. But Barcelona are likely to oppose the move due to the economic liability. As such, the club may ultimately have no option but to agree to Spurs’ terms.

Tottenham were initially looking to sign the Frenchman on a free transfer this summer, hoping that Barcelona would offer the player a letter of freedom. But with that option off the table, the Premier League giants are now ready to pay a minuscule amount and the ball is well and truly in Barça’s court.

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