Barcelona is said to have been given a boost in their efforts to sign Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez.
According to, Inter is unable to supply € 10 m (£ 8.76 m) to Martinez on a seasonal basis.
The report argues that Barcelona is in a stronger position to give the 22-year-old a salary raise.
However, with the frontman only having three years left on his contract, Inter anyway won’t feel compelled to cash in on one of his most valuable assets.
The Catalan giants have named the Argentine, who has a release clause in the area of £96 m, as a long-term substitute for Luis Suarez.
Given the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, this figure may prove to be a major stumbling block.