Report: Spurs target Barta will sign new contract before being loaned to Fiorentina

- Barcelona's Marc Bartra attends a training session prior to "Clasico" against Real Madrid

Marc Bartra's future has been the subject of intense speculation over the past month.

England's Harry Kane in action with Spain's Marc Bartra Spain's Marc Bartra tussles with Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur look set to be disappointed in their pursuit of Barcelona centre-back Marc Bartra with talkSPORT reporting via Spanish newspaper SPORT that the Spaniard is on the verge of signing a new deal with the Catalan giants, before being loaned out to Serie A side Fiorentina.

talkSPORT also claims that Manchester United and Liverpool were interested in acquiring the 25-year-old, but with this latest twist in developments, all three English clubs look to have lost out in the race for his signature.

Football Soccer - Spain v South Korea - International FriendlytalkSPORT understand Bartra wil sign a new deal at Barcelona before being loaned out to Fiorentina

Bartra has been involved with the Barcelona first team since 2009 and is a product of their famed La Masia academy after joining as an 11-year-old. He has gone on to make a combined 141 appearances for the first team and Barcelona B.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesBartra would have been ideally suited to a club like Tottenham

His superior technique and speed across the ground would have been ideally suited a team like Tottenham who like to play out from the back, so Spurs fans will feel like Bartra is one that got away, if he signs a new contract and is subsequently loaned out to La Viola.

Bartra is currently on duty with the Spanish national team as they prepare for Euro 2016.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesBartra has been at Barcelona since he was 11-years-old

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