Barcelona drop Bellerin interest and set sights on Benfica's €50m-rated Semedo

Ernesto Valverde has turned his attention to the Benfica full-back and ended interest in the Arsenal defender

Barcelona are ramping up their efforts to sign €50 million-rated Benfica right-back Nelson Semedo after dropping their interest in Arsenal's Hector Bellerin.Semedo, 23, was the focus of a €30m bid from Barcelona this week, but the Primeira Liga champions are said to be refusing to lower their €50m valuation. Dani Alves aims dig at Guardiola In an effort to speed up the signing, Barcelona's sporting director Robert Fernandez has travelled to Lisbon to force the move through as pre-season gets...