On Wednesday, Mundo Deportivo reported Barcelona tried to sign Inter Milan’s Stefan de Vrij and Milan Škriniar before they signed Clément Lenglet from Sevilla in the summer of 2018.

Robert Fernández, the La Liga winners’ former technical secretary followed the Netherlands international before he moved to the San Siro from Lazio last summer.

According to, the Catalan club are still interested in De Vrij and their manager Ernesto Valverde prefers him over Škriniar.

In order to bring the Dutchman to the Camp Nou, the Blaugrana are willing to make a ‘super offer’ of €50m to the Nerazzurri, although they would prefer to include either Samuel Umtiti or Jean-Clair Todibo as part of the deal.

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De Vrij is a key player in Antonio Conte’s side, which is why the Serie A club would not be interested in parting ways with their player.

On the other hand, Inter’s owners Suning Holdings Group can make a rich capital gain if they sell De Vrij, especially considering the fact the centre-back arrived at the club on a free transfer.

Time should tell what Inter would do if Barcelona submit an offer.