Date: 24th February 2018 at 5:53am
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have been handed a boost in their quests to land an attacking target this summer, with the news that another European giant has pulled out of the running.

Spanish outlet Sport claims Barcelona have ended their pursuit of Lyon’s Nabil Fekir, who was reportedly a £45m target for the La Liga leaders.

However, the report says that the Catalan giants have shut the door to the French as they consider him, and the rest of his team-mates, to not be good enough- and the signing of from Liverpool in January has also provided an impact.

That means could face reduced competition on the market for Fekir if they continue to push for the former team-mate of striker Alexandre Lacazette, with it believed that the want to re-unite the pair to push last summer’s expensive signing to his best form.

chairman is a shrewd negotiator though and will demand a hefty price for the 24-year-old, whilst it’s also not exactly clear where Fekir would feature in the line-up alongside the likes of Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.