Despite their saga on Lionel Messi, Barcelona are said to be making progress in the chase for Renato Sanches.
La Blaugrana’s financial difficulties have blocked any major signings this summer with free transfer deals forming the bulk of Ronald Koeman‘s business in recent weeks but with the imminent departure of Messi, the Catalans could have an increased budget to work with.
Reports from French outlet Le10 Sport claim the La Liga giants have reached out to Sanches’ representatives to already agree on personal terms with the Portuguese international but the player wanting to move to Camp Nou, Barca are still short in their valuation.
The Ligue 1 club have placed a €35m price tag on the 23-year-old but Barcelona is only currently willing to pay in the region of €20m for him this summer.
Lille are willing to part with the player as they seek to get the finances to balance their books and with Sanchez impressing in Euro 2020, he has been rumored to be on his way out of the club as he wants to join a bigger team in Europe.