Barcelona will battle with moved to trump Real Madrid for Atletico Madrid fullback Theo Hernandez.
The 19-year-old fullback is currently on-loan at Alaves and emerged as a controversial target for Real president Florentino Perez.
Nevertheless, according to AS, the La Liga titleholders have made a firm move for Theo, virtually matching the contract offer Real have tabled.
Both LaLiga clubs are ready to pay €24 million buyout clause and are offering the player a five-year deal worth €35 million.
Manuel Garcia Quilón, Theo’s agent, would prefer to send him to Barcelona after falling out with Real Madrid over the sacking of Rafa Benitez.