Liverpool and Arsenal target Tello issues Barcelona ultimatum

Barcelona forward Cristian Tello has given encouragement to Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham after telling the club that he will not stay if Gerardo Martino is still the manager next season, reports the Daily Express.

The 22-year-old Spanish international has been disappointed at his lack of playing time this season under Martino, as he has failed to complete a full 90 minutes in any of his 21 La Liga appearances this season, 19 of which have come from the bench.

He reportedly took offense at being brought on as a late substitute during the draw against Getafe at the weekend, reacting angrily to being told that he was being brought on to run the clock down.

Tello has long been calling for more first-team football, but his latest outburst has left the Catalans to strongly consider parting company, even if Martino does leave in the summer.

Liverpool were heavily linked with a move for Tello back in January, only for Barcelona to block their advances, while the North London duo are thought to have had European U-21 Championship winner on their radar for a long period of time. They could also face competition from Valencia, Napoli and FC Porto.

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