Madrid, Barca battle for Balde?

Real Madrid and Barcelona could be set to fight it out for Lazio’s ex-Blaugrana forward Keita Balde.

Balde came through the Barca academy but left in 2011 for a €300,000 fee, and has of late been offered back to the Catalans as he seeks a way out of his current club, Barca known to be in the market for a boost to their attacking options.

However, it’s reported that Madrid President Florentino Perez is due to meet Balde’s representative in Jerez on Friday, leading to suggestions Los Blancos are advanced in their pursuit of the 21-year-old.

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