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Gossip: Barcelona made €50m offer for Borussia Monchengladbach’s Alassane Plea

Barcelona reportedly offered Borussia Monchengladbach €50 million for French forward Alassane Plea in the January transfer window.

According to Sport Bild, Barca enquired about his availability and losing Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele to long-term injury and were willing to offer a fee of around €50m.

Director of sport Max Eberl had a think about it but decided against it because Plea was needed to help their bid to qualify for the Champions League.

The Bundesliga club also thought they would find it difficult to bring in a replacement for Plea as such short notice.