On Thursday, Sport reported Amadou Onana’s name is first on Barcelona sporting director Deco’s list. It was also stated Everton are willing to sell him for €60m but the asking price is beyond the La Liga side’s reach due to their financial situation.

Friday’s Sport repeats that and then explains the Blaugrana’s strategy to try and sign the Everton star in the summer.

It’s claimed the Merseyside club are aware of Barca’s interest in the Belgium international.

Everton are currently 16th in the table and if they were to be relegated, Sport reckon the midfelder’s price would drop to €40m, which is still a lot for Barca.

The Toffees’ intention is to earn cash through the 22-year-old’s sale, while Barcelona are trying to lower the price by including one of their own players as part of the move.

Sport state Fermín López, Clément Lenglet, Sergiño Dest or Ansu Fati ‘could interest’ Sean Dyche’s side, although they don’t know that with any certainty.

Lenglet, who’s currently on loan at Aston Villa, can be an option for the Toffees if they decide to sell Jarrad Branthwaite. This move may make sense, but it’s not clear if the Frenchman is open to joining Everton.

Dest and Fati are on loan at PSV Eindhoven and Brighton & Hove Albion respectively. The fullback has received interest from other clubs while the winger has to find a new club in the summer.

It feels like Barcelona are trying to push one of their players to Everton as part of the deal to sign Onana rather than there being a genuine interest in any one of them from Dyche’s side.