Sport Bild: Barça offered 50 million euros for Gladbach forward Plea

The club made the offer in January when Suarez got injured

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Barcelona combed the market in January in search for attacking reinforcements. The latest name to come out has appeared in Sport Bild on Tuesday, with the German outlet claiming a bid was made for Borussia Monchengladbach forward Alassane Plea. 

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According to the report, Barça offered 50 million euros for the one-cap France international, who has been one of the revelations of the Bundesliga season. He has scored eight goals in 22 league games and has helped Gladbach to fourth in the table. 

Bild explains that the offer was rejected because the German side did not want to sell Plea in the middle of the season as they were fighting for qualification to the Champions League. 

Barça didn't sign anyone in January in the end following Luis Suarez's injury but did sign in February when they were granted permission to make a signing outside of the window following Ousmane Dembele's injury. 

The Catalan club brought in Martin Braithwaite from Leganes in a deal worth 18 million euros. 

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