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Sport Barcelona rule out Neymar and Lautaro Martinez deals as giants react to COVID crisis

16:20  02 august  2020
16:20  02 august  2020 Source:   goal.com

LaLiga: Neymar back to Barca? Barca boss takes position

 LaLiga: Neymar back to Barca? Barca boss takes position There have been rumors of a return from Neymar to FC Barcelona every summer since his departure. The Brazilian will not return to Barcelona in 2020. Barca boss Josep Bartomeu has now made this clear to Sport. © Provided by SPOX Neymar reportedly wants to stay with PSG. "This is not feasible in this situation," said Bartomeu, referring to the effects of the corona crisis. "PSG doesn't want to sell it either," he said.

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu says the club will not attempt to lure Brazilian star Neymar back to the Nou Camp from Paris Saint-Germain this But as the typically free-spending Barcelona face up to the financial reality of the Covid -19 pandemic, club president Bartomeu has ruled out any move to

Neymar and Lautaro Martinez have been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona . We use Opta data to see who would best suit the Catalans. Martinez has once again starred for Inter this season and the possibility of a move to Catalonia has been talked up by compatriot Lionel Messi.

a man posing for the camera: Lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi are international team-mates © Getty Images Lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi are international team-mates

Barcelona have conceded they lack the financial muscle to sign Neymar or Lautaro Martinez - warning there could be "three or four years" of economic strain for Europe's top clubs.

Until the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Europe, Barcelona looked sure to make a major play for Inter striker Martinez in the close season.

They might also have been tempted by a fresh attempt to bring back Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, three years after the Brazilian left Camp Nou.

Lautaro Martinez's agent (Inter) doesn't see him at Barca

 Lautaro Martinez's agent (Inter) doesn't see him at Barca The Inter striker has been followed by Barcelona for several months and seemed enthusiastic about a move to Catalonia. This would no longer be the case according to his agent. © Supplied by Football 365 NO. Another great hope at his post, the Argentine, who ticks all the boxes for a high level 9, also lacks bottles and references. The more the weeks go by, the more Lautaro Martinez seems to be moving away from FC Barcelona.

The Lautaro Martinez vs Barcelona display and the Lautaro Martinez goal vs Barcelona further strengthened the Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona rumors. This video is a compilation of all Lautaro Martinez goals for inter Milan. Lautaro Martinez all inter goals scored since joining from Racing

Barcelona director of football Eric Abidal says a bid to bring Neymar back to Catalunya is "not impossible". No marquee names ended up arriving at Camp Nou before the winter deadline, but deals for People are turning to RVs for their summer vacations amid travel worries due to COVID -19.

But a side-effect of the COVID-19 crisis has been its impact on sport across the world, with leagues being suspended and games played behind closed doors once it was considered safe for action to resume.

And while Barcelona held early talks about signing Martinez, an Argentina team-mate of Lionel Messi, that transfer plan was shelved weeks ago, with the club's strategy turning towards bringing through young talent.

Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu told Catalan newspaper Sport: "Barca have spoken with Inter about Lautaro, but the talks have stopped. The situation doesn't invite large investments.

"Neymar? In this situation, it's unfeasible. Nor do PSG want to sell him. That is normal because he is one of the best players in the world."

Lautaro Martinez vows to continue giving '110 per cent' for Inter amid Barcelona speculation

  Lautaro Martinez vows to continue giving '110 per cent' for Inter amid Barcelona speculation Barca have been tipped to make a move for the Argentine but the forward insists he is fully focused on giving his all for the Milanese clubThe Argentina international has been strongly tipped to swap San Siro for Camp Nou at the end of the season, two years after joining the Italian giants from Racing Club.

Neymar and Lautaro Martinez have both been linked to Barcelona , and Luis Suarez would be happy if the forwards moved to Camp Nou. Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar continues to be linked with a return to Camp Nou having won two LaLiga titles and a Champions League playing alongside Suarez

Neymar return' due to Inter Milan star's lower transfer fee and wage demands' as Spanish giants Lautaro Martinez would cost less to buy than Neymar for Barcelona this summer The Catalan giants are desperate to sign a new forward at the end of the season Barcelona have been tracking Martinez for months while there remains some interest from the

Bartomeu had said as much about Argentinian Martinez last month, and he again warned that Barcelona's income for the 2020-21 season was expected to nosedive by 30 per cent from original forecasts of €1.1billion.

"If the pandemic situation does not improve, there will be no public, no museum, no stores, and money will continue to be lost," Bartomeu said.

"It forces us to be very rigorous in management: we must review which investments are essential and which can wait. You have to adapt."

The necessary cost-cutting means head coach Quique Setien, looking to fashion a side to get the better of Real Madrid next season, cannot hope to have the spending power that many of his predecessors have enjoyed.

Bartomeu was asked whether the days of mega-money transfers are over and said: "I think so. Unless player exchanges are made.

"All major European clubs are affected. Everyone is working to adapt. And this is not going to last one year, but three or four."


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Neymar transfer pause as PSG superstar waits on key Barcelona development .
The world superstar appears prepared to commit his future to the Ligue 1 big-hitters only 12 months after pushing for a return to Catalonia. But a Barcelona flame still flickers for the 29-year-old and Mundo Deportivo reports he wants to make sure there's no chance of Nou Camp return before he extends his deal that expires in the summer of 2022. A move back to Spain appears unlikely as Barcelona readjust their budget in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. © Icon Sport via Getty Images But the deal isn't completely off the table and that's reinforced by the fact Lionel Messi craves a reunion with Neymar.

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