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Watford ask Barça to name their price for youngster Jean Clair Todibo

Gino Pozzo and Filipo Giraldi are flying over to Barcelona to discuss a deal for the French defender

Tomàs Andreu

Barça are listening to various offers from around Europe for Jean Clair Todibo. The last club to register an interest in the young French defender is Watford. A few days ago the owner of the English club, Gino Pozzo, and his director of football, Filipo Giraldi, flew out to the Ciudad Condal in order to meet with Barça's sporting department. That conversation was about the plans for Todibo next season.

Watford are open to either loaning or buying the player. Todibo might be tempted by the fact Watford are a team which puts its faith in young players and he could get more regular minutes there than at the Camp Nou next year.

However Barça are adament they want Todibo to be part of their preseason plans in order to value his potential. That would rule him out of a move elsewhere until August at the earliest. Valverde would then make a decision on the eve of the league starting as to how much football Todibo would receive there or whether it would be better to send him out on loan for a season.

The transfer remains open. Watford's interest is real and Barça have let them know that a deal could be possible further down the line, even a permanent one, for the right price.

It's entirely possible a move could be brought forward should Barça secure the signing of Matthijs de Ligt.