According to SPORT, Clement Lenglet could be the first player to leave Barcelona this summer with the French defender attracting interest from several clubs across Europe. The 27-year-old has fallen out of favour at Camp Nou and is open to an exit, as long as his €10 million annual wage demands are met. SPORT claims that he has received a proposal close to the terms he is seeking. It is not clear as to which club has tabled the offer, but the report adds that Lenglet is on the radars of many clubs, with AC Milan and Inter Milan the latest teams to show an interest in the French international.
The 2021 UEFA Nations League winner is deemed surplus to requirements at Barcelona, with the club intent on offloading him to get his wages off the books. Marseille had been linked with Lenglet but have ruled out a move due to his lofty wages.
Tottenham, too, have been credited with an interest, with a two-year loan deal believed to be in the works. However, a move to north London also seems to be off the table for now as the Premier League club are unlikely to pay his massive salary. It has now left Italy as a potential destination for Lenglet, where Juventus have already shown an interest and have now been joined by rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan.
AC Milan, who won the Serie A title last term after 11 years, are looking to strengthen their roster to mount a successful defence of the Scudetto. With captain Alessio Romagnoli set to depart as a free agent, the Rossoneri are looking for a left-footed defender to replace the Italian and have identified Sven Botman as their priority target.