Barcelona have reportedly denied Massimo Cellino’s claim that they offered Brescia €65m plus two players for Sandro Tonali.
Sandro Tonali is not a player Barcelona are watching, with the Catalan supposedly denying any interest in the midfielder.
Cellino was quoted to have made comments suggesting Brescia received an offer from the Spanish giants regarding the availability of their prized asset.
“Before the coronavirus, Barcelona had arrived at €65m plus two very interesting guys valued €7.5m each, one was a defender.”
However, Mundo Deportivo say the Catalans have ‘denied’ that to be the case, calling it ‘a strategy to increase Tonali’s market price’.
In that same interview, Brescia president Cellino added that the midfielder preferred to stay in Italy and join Juventus or Inter.
Tonali, who turned 20 last month, has one goal and five assists in 25 appearances for Brescia this season.
Whether Barcelona are indeed one of the clubs interested in the midfielder, there is still a huge demand for the youngster across Europe.