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Lenglet to make decision on €35 million Barcelona move

15:57 BST 27/06/2018
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The Sevilla centre-back is set to clarify his future in the coming days, with a €35m deal nearing completion

Barcelona target Clement Lenglet is set to decide his future this weekend.

The Sevilla defender has long been linked with a move to Camp Nou, and Manchester United have also been credited with an interest in securing his signature.

Barca, though, edged ahead of United in the race to acquire Lenglet, with a €35 million (£31m/$41m) move on the verge of completion. The fee matches his release clause.

Sources have confirmed to Goal that no decision has yet been taken over Lenglet's future, but the 23-year-old is set to clarify his future at the end of the week.

Sevilla return to pre-season training on Monday, and Lenglet is understood to be keen to make a decision swiftly.

Sevilla have thus far failed to agree a new contract with their defender, and have started scouting potential replacements, including Florian Lejeune of Newcastle and Gianmarco Ferrari of Sampdoria.

Barca have yet to secure their first signing of the summer under manager Ernesto Valverde, but hope that Lenglet will choose to move to Camp Nou.

The club have been linked with a number of marquee players, including Tottenham's Christian Eriksen and Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara.

Indeed, the Spain international has remained tight-lipped on his future amid swirling speculation regarding a bid from the Catalan giants.