BARCELONA will join the race to sign Amadou Onana – but only if Everton drop their £51m asking price.
Like the cash-strapped Toffees, Barcelona have their own financial issues and cannot afford to go beyond £34m as things stand.
But the Spanish giants are monitoring the midfielder’s situation closely.
The 22-year-old Belgian international arrived at Goodison Park from Lille for £33.5m after snubbing West Ham in August 2022.
He instantly became a key player under Frank Lampard.
And he remains an integral part of the Toffees team under Sean Dyche as they fight relegation.
Onana is under contract at Everton until 2027 after penning a five-year deal upon his arrival.
Man United boss Erik ten Hag is also still keen to revive interest in Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong.
The Old Trafford club have been linked with a £120m double swoop for De Jong and Nou Camp team-mate Ronald Araujo.
If Barca received a big fee for one or both players, it would give them a better chance of competing for Onana without risking a breach of FFP rules.