Barcelona overtake Bayern Munich in race to sign Ajax's Sergino Dest
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Barcelona overtake Bayern Munich in race to sign Ajax's Sergino Dest

Barcelona have reportedly won the race over Bayern Munich to retain the services of Ajax right-back Sergino Dest according to reports.

Barcelona have released several players in this window; Ivan Rakitic to Sevilla, Arturo Vidal to Inter Milan while Luis Suarez could be headed to Atletico Madrid.

Nelson Semedo has also been given the green light as he has become surplus to requirements and according to Fabrizio Romano, Semedo has already agreed to personal terms with Wolves.

Esport3 revealed that Barcelona have enticed Dest with a tempting offer which he could see him opt for the La Liga as opposed to Bayern Munich.

Barca are expecting to pay an initial fee of £18.37m (€20m) to Ajax and later on pay an additional £9.18m (€10m) in add-ons.

Dest has been lauded as a rising star with his breaktrhough coming in hot last season with impressive performances all while scoring two goals and providing six assists in 36 appearances.