It is said that the Blaugrana offered €8m upfront for Garcia alongside a further €2m in add-ons, plus the transfer of Rafinha included in part of the deal.
However, the English side rejected such a proposal and instead want a straight-up €20m for the central defender – a price which has dropped from their original demands of €30m.
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Rafinha, 27, spent the previous campaign on a season long loan deal at Celta Vigo from the Camp Nou – where he made 90 first-team appearances – and he spent the second half of the 2017/18 season on loan at Inter, but has now returned.
Rafinha played 30 games for the Galician club last season – 29 in La Liga and one in the Copa del Rey – scoring four goals and providing one assist.