Barcelona are set to reignite their interest in Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, after missing out on him back in July.
The Argentinian international had a €111m release clause in his contract at the San Siro, however, despite Barcelona’s reported interest, that was allowed to expire last month.
Barcelona declined to solidify their position with a firm offer for the 23-year old, and Inter have since reopened negotiations over a contract extension.
However, according to reports from Marca, Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has highlighted Martinez as a potential replacement for Lionel Messi, should he leave before the start of the 2020-21 campaign.
Barcelona are not willing to pay Inter’s €100m+ asking price for Martinez, but they are rumoured to be hopeful of driving that price down to closer to €70m, to secure their first choice option.
Koeman is also considering a move for Lyon forward Memphis Depay after the former Manchester United star netted 15 goals in 22 games in 2019-20.