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Barcelona forward turns down Jose Mourinho approach as La Liga side improve proposal

Barcelona forward turns down Jose Mourinho approach as La Liga side improve proposal

Barcelona forward turns down Jose Mourinho approach as La Liga side improve proposal

Barcelona forward Ansu Fati will be given a chance to convince new manager Hansi Flick that he can be useful in preseason, but he is certainly on the outside looking in, and has already received approaches, about a move this season.

Fati, 21, is expected to head out on loan or even permanently this summer, and new Fenerbahce manager Jose Mourinho had reportedly identified him as a target. Diario AS say that the Turkish giants made Fati an offer too, but the young forward has turned it down.

Meanwhile Sport say that Sevilla, the location of his first home, continue to push for a deal. They are positioned as the most likely destination for a loan move, as Ansu will not consider heading to Saudi Arabia, despite interest from the Middle East. Los Nervionenses are doing what they can to persuade Fati to join former manager Garcia Pimienta, and their other moves will only help their cause. Sevilla have requested Ilaix Moriba on loan from RB Leipzig, and are now also pursuing another former teammate of Fati in Getafe midfielder Carles Alena.

For their part, Barcelona are yet to be convinced by Sevilla’s approach – the Andalusian side will not pay half of his salary, and while they want him to have minutes, the Blaugrana may consider just holding onto him.

As has been the case for the last few years, Barcelona’s salary limit situation may be decisive, and it is not a bad strategy for Sevilla to wait until the latter stages of the transfer window when Barcelona may be desperate for what relief they can get in that area. The first weeks of preseason could be decisive too, depending on what sort of feeling he gets from Flick.

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