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Bid made: Barcelona receive €18m loan-to-buy offer for defender

According to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona have received an offer from Everton for Jean-Clair Todibo, with the Toffees offering a loan plus the option to make the deal permanent for €18m.

Barcelona aren’t convinced by the offer from Carlo Ancelotti’s side though, it seems as though the Catalan outfit want a guaranteed sale in order to fund the signing of Manchester City ace Eric Garcia.

Todibo appears to be involved in quite the transfer merry-go-round, with Everton actually eyeing Fikayo Tomori as their prime centre-back target, but Chelsea are only willing to loan out Antonio Rudiger.

There’s no doubt that Barcelona are working on moving on Todibo before the transfer window closes, with the 20-year-old not featuring in any of the club’s pre-season friendlies.

The promising Frenchman has played the entire 90 minutes in just one of his five first-team appearances for Barcelona, the ace spent the second-half of last season on loan at Bundesliga side Schalke.

Todibo’s spell with Schalke was fairly unflattering, whilst the ace made 10 appearances, the centre-back’s form was shaky and the youngster struggled with some injury troubles.

Ronald Koeman’s side need to make some moves at centre-back that leave them with a more reliable alternative to Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet than Samuel Umtiti, due to the ace’s injury proneness.

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