It is unbelievable that reports can appear that a club and a player have reached an agreement before a fee has been agreed with the selling club, as this sounds like a verbatim description of the eavesdropping.
Stories about Barcelona and Lautaro Martinez have been circulating for some time, and this Cope report suggests that there has been a serious breakthrough.
They indicate that Barcelona have an agreement with the Argentine striker to move to the Nou Camp next season. The prospect of playing with Lionel Messi turns out to be a big draw.
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That doesn't mean the transfer is nearing completion, as Inter Milan doesn't seem to have seen a package yet that will persuade them to sell.
They go on to say that Barcelona has to pay a fee and there is a possibility that one or two players will move in the opposite direction.
The potential players are Nelson Semedo, Junior Firpo, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti, but it is not clear who wants to go and who Inter might be interested in.
Things could be more complicated because the seasons could be extended and it is not clear when the transmission window will open.
It's a little bit of good news for Barca, since it's clear that the player wants to move, but developing a package that would convince Inter to let him go has always been the hard part – and they still have to figure that out .