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Barcelona close to signing Sevilla's Clement Lenglet on five-year deal - reports

Clement Lenglet has turned down a new deal at Sevilla and is close to signing for Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.

Diario Sport and El Mundo Deportivo said Lenglet arrived in Seville on Tuesday and is ready to pay his €35m release clause, terminating his contract.

According to the Barcelona-based papers, France under-21 defender Lenglet, under contract with Sevilla until 2021, will sign a five-year contract at the Camp Nou later this week.

The centre-back has also been linked with a number of other clubs including Manchester United.

According to Estadio Deportivo, Sevilla had been keen to keep Lenglet and offered him a lucrative new deal at the weekend.

Lenglet moved to Sevilla from Nancy for €5m in January last year, and they will get around €3.5m from training compensation should his transfer to the Camp Nou be completed.

Adriana Garcia is a Valencia-based football writer who covers La Liga for ESPN FC.

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