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Barcelona ‘reject €100m’ offer for wonderkid Ansu Fati

Barcelona have rejected an offer of €100m for wonderkid Ansu FatiDiario SPORT reports.

17-year-old Fati, a graduate of La Masia, has broken into the Barcelona first team – and broken records in the process.

Barca are open-minded about sales and require €69m by the end of June to balance the books.

However, Spain under-21 starlet Fati is viewed as untouchable, much like Ter Stegen, De Jong and Messi.

According to SPORT, the €100m offer for Fati was brought up by Josep Maria Bartomeu during a virtual meeting on Thursday.

Bartomeu said a ‘major club’ was willing to put ‘more than €100m on the table to sign Ansu Fati’.

Seeing the faces of his colleagues, Bartomeu quickly added, very bluntly: “Ansu Fati is not for sale. No more talk.”

There is concern at Barcelona about balancing the books, especially as they continue to pursue deals for Lautaro Martinez and Miralem Pjanic.

Barca had expected €124m from transfers and have brought in a good chunk of that through loan fees and sales.

The La Liga giants know they must sell but also recruit wisely. Barcelona can no longer afford expensive failures like Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembele.

Barcelona’s need to sell could see them do something unexpected, like accept a bid for veteran Sergio Busquets or a big prospect such as Riqui Puig.

However, any talk of Ansu Fati leaving Camp Nou is non-negotiable. The teenage super-talen will remain at Barca.

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