La Liga chief Javier Tebas has made an announcement.
He has confirmed that Barcelona are solidifying their efforts to fight CoVID-19 and are not focused on any transfer!
“It’s not true that Barca are currently in negotiation processes in the signing of these two players,” he told the Adea Conecta forum on Friday.
“They are most focused on when the season can resume as opposed to new acquisitions. There will be swap deals in the short-term future, but transfers are not high on the priority of European clubs at present.
“They want to limit the damage caused by the halt in the activity, but everything is still on hold. No Neymar nor Lautaro, these names are not high on the priority list at present for Barca.”
Tebas added: “The club at present don’t have the capacity to make these signings, at present it’s completely impossible.”
Both Neymar and Lautaro Martinez were being seen as important options for Barcelona for next season with their current crop of strikers not being up to the task barring Lionel Messi.
However, it would now seem Barcelona would have to make do at least if nothing else comes up very soon to restabilize their economic condition.