Barcelona’s chase for Everton midfielder Amadou Onana today results in an intriguing story from the Catalan media.

Mundo Deportivo shares a piece showing how ‘difficult’ that signing is, because of the high valuation the Toffees’ player has.

The newspaper doesn’t really say exactly how much Everton are demanding for the transfer, but they do come up mentioning an offer from Manchester United worth €55m.

That’s said to be €50m guaranteed plus €5m in bonuses. And the big point here is that this bid was never seriously reported in England, and may have been something mentioned in the negotiations with Barça.

In case that’s coming from Onana’s camp, then it backfired, because Mundo Deportivo make it clear that the price makes the signing very difficult for the Camp Nou side.

Barcelona director Deco reportedly has the 23-year-old as the favourite option for their midfield this summer, but would only have seen his arrival as ‘feasible’ had they been in a better economic situation.

So in case Barça actually believe Manchester United’s bid is true, perhaps they won’t even try with the amount they can afford.