Barca to battle with Real, Arsenal & Chelsea for French star

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 07/09/2017

Barcelona are already planning for next summer with the hopes of beating the likes of  Real Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool for Marseille talented young star Maxime Lopez according to a report in Spain.

The highly-rated 19-year-old midfielder is one of the hottest properties in France and the La Liga duo and English side set to go head to head for his signature next summer.

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According to Mundo Deportivo, the perennial champions Barcelona have already enquired for the France u-21 international by contacting his representative with the hope out bidding other teams, where they were told he would love to move to Nou Camp.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has been monitoring the teenager over the years as Lopez is friends  Enzo and Luca, who are sons of Los Blancos boss.

While Premier League trio of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool are also interested in signing of Ligue 1 star, after been likened to both Xavi and Andres Iniesta in the and it will be interesting to see how he develops this season

Lopez burst on to the scene last season, scoring three goals in 30 appearances for Marseille only just signed a contract extension back in February, that runs until 2021.