BARCELONA have reportedly entered the race to sign Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram on a free transfer in a blow to Premier League sides.
The French international – whose contract at the Bundesliga side is set to expire in the summer – has a host of admirers.
Premier League sides including Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with moves for him.
They may all find it more difficult to land Thuram as Barcelona are now interested in signing him, according to fichajes.
The report suggests that the 25-year-old could arrive as a replacement for Ansu Fati or Ferran Torres.
Barca could be tempted to cash in on one of them in order to alleviate their financial struggles.
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The club are currently dealing with an impending transfer ban which would make registering new players difficult.
Thuram also has ties to Barcelona as his father, Lilian, played for the club between 2006 and 2008.
The forward has been in great form this season for Monchengladbach.
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He has scored 14 goals and provided four assists in 24 appearances in all competitions.
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He is currently the joint-fourth top scorer in the Bundesliga, behind Vincento Grifo, Christopher Nkunku and Niclas Fullkrug.
Thuram made five appearances in the World Cup in Qatar for France, including as a substitute in the final.
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