Report: Talks over £86m man's contract stall amid Spurs, Arsenal, Guardiola and Tuchel interest
Spurs and Arsenal were linked with Barcelona talent Ilaix Moriba earlier this year.
According to El Gol Digital, Spurs and Arsenal were eyeing the 18-year-old back in March.
Manchester United and the Blues apparently had Moriba in their sights too.
The La Masia graduate has a contract with Barca until the summer of 2022.
However, MD has reported that talks between the club and Moriba’s representatives over a new deal have stalled.
The Spain Under-19 international reportedly wants a substantial increase on his £13,000-a-week wages.
The Spanish newspaper says Barca have “baulked” at his terms, apparently alerting the likes of City and Chelsea.
According to the Daily Star, Moriba has a buyout clause of around £86million.
That said, Barcelona could let him go for cheaper to avoid him leaving on a free next summer.
Moriba has burst onto the scene at the Nou Camp this year, making his first-team debut in January.
Ronald Koeman gave Moriba his debut in the Copa del Rey win over Cornella in January.
Since then, the midfielder has clocked up 18 senior appearances for Barca, including 14 in La Liga.
Spurs, Arsenal, City and Chelsea have a battle on their hands – TBR View
Moriba is a young talent of the highest calibre who looks like he has a top future ahead of him.
However, he could well be in line for a move away from the Camp Nou.
Barca are reportedly cash-strapped at present, so their loss could be the Premier League‘s gain.
There seems to be a lot of competition for Moriba’s signature, but that’s not overly surprising.
Spurs, the Gunners, the Blues and the Citizens – could any one of those clubs win the race for Moriba?
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