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Barcelona put price tag on Martin Braithwaite amid West Ham, Everton interest

epa08233012 FC Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu (2-R), Sport Director Eric Abidal (R) and head coach Quique Setien (L) pose with the team's new signing Danish striker Martin Braithwaite (2-L) during the opening of a Barca Store Canaletas in the Las Ramblas district in Barcelona, Spain, 20 February 2020. EPA-EFE/Quique Garcia

Premier League duo Everton and West Ham United are both keen on signing Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite, according to Diario Sport.

The report outlines how the Catalan giants would not be willing to sell the striker, whom they controversially signed from Leganes less month, for less than €18m.

The Denmark international had netted six goals and provided one assist for struggling Lega across 24 La Liga appearances this campaign before moving to the Camp Nou in February.

Formerly of Middlesbrough, Braithwaite has penned a four-and-a-half year contract at Barcelona in a deal which will contain a €300m release clause after the club were granted an emergency transfer by the authorities.

This ruling provoked some controversy, as Lega were powerless to stop Braithwaite leaving – due to his release clause being activated – but were then unable to sign a replacement themselves.

However, the Blaugrana are not willing to make a loss on the transfer and any interest in the striker would have to reinvest the amount which they signed the player for.

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