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Barcelona willing to pay €40m for signature of Lazio star

Barcelona are reportedly willing to pay €40 million for Lazio defender Luiz Felipe.

The Brazilian centre-back has featured in 23 matches for the Biancocelesti this season so far, scoring a goal against Juventus while providing an assist versus Genoa.

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Felipe has been linked to Barcelona lately with Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport claiming that the Blaugrana are interested in signing him. A recent report from Gazzetta Dello Sport states that the Catalan club are willing to make a bid of €40 million for his signature. It has also been claimed that Lazio want Felipe to sign a new contract that would extend his stay at the club till 2025.

Barcelona are in need of a quality centre-back who could well replace Gerard Pique in the longer run and the Brazilian could be a suitable option for them. Felipe has done pretty well for Lazio this season so far and he is a player the Biancocelesti would prefer having if they are to win the Serie A in 2020/21. Hence, it certainly wouldn’t be easy for Barcelona to sign the 22-year-old.

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