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Tuesday's Barcelona transfer talk news roundup: Eric Garcia, Ruben Dias, Lautaro Martinez

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Barcelona on Tuesday, September 29.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Barcelona eye possible reinforcements.

The Spanish champions spent big on Antoine Griezmann last summer but missed out on a big-name striker in January and have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, meaning that selling players rather than buying could be their priority this summer.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer news from the Camp Nou.

Tuesday morning's Barcelona transfer talk news roundup:

Eric Garcia 'set for Barcelona move after Ruben Dias joins Manchester City'

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia pictured in August 2020© Reuters

Barcelona are reportedly hopeful that Ruben Dias's imminent move to Manchester City will free up Eric Garcia to head to Camp Nou.

Benfica announced on Sunday that an agreement is in place with City over the £62m signing of Dias, with Nicolas Otamendi heading the opposite way as part of a separate deal.

The Portugal international's imminent arrival brings an end to Pep Guardiola's long search for a right-sided defender.

According to Spanish outlet Sport, the big-money signing may also persuade City to cash in on fellow centre-back Garcia, who is wanted by former club Barcelona.

The report indicates that City have previously told Barca that will not sell the 19-year-old on the cheap, but that stance may loosen now that a replacement has been brought in.

Garcia started alongside Nathan Ake in Man City's 5-2 home defeat against Leicester City on Sunday.

Report: Barcelona end pursuit of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez warms up for Inter on August 1, 2020© Reuters

Barcelona have reportedly ended their pursuit of Lautaro Martinez after Inter Milan turned down the Catalan giants' latest offer for the striker.

Argentina international Martinez has been strongly linked with a move to Camp Nou all summer, even more so since Luis Suarez's departure to Atletico Madrid last week.

Ronald Koeman refused to rule out a move for the 23-year-old at the weekend, but Calciomercato claims that a deal is now off the table.

Inter are rumoured to have rejected each cash proposal from Barca, as well as a possible player-plus-cash transfer, and the La Liga club will now turn their focus elsewhere.

Barca, who beat Villarreal 4-0 in Koeman's first game in charge on Sunday, are also known to hold an interest in Lyon forward Memphis Depay.

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