Barcelona continue to work hard on the signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland despite the costs of any deal proving problematic.
Barca’s gross debt has risen to almost €1.2 billion but the report says new president Joan Laporta is desperate to bring Haaland to the club.
Haaland, 20, has a contract with Dortmund until 2024 and sources told ESPN that the German club don’t want to let him leave this summer for anything less than €180m.
Despite that, Mundo Deportivo claim Barca have drawn up a “seduction strategy” to tie down Haaland, preferably this summer, but if not for next year, when a €75m release clause kicks in.
Barca believe they are well-positioned to sign the forward, with Real Madrid viewed as their biggest rivals, if they can work out a way to structure the deal financially.