Barcelona ready to pay 30 million release clause

Barcelona have increased their interest in Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Blaugrana have followed Ruiz for some time but have recently stepped up their interest, sending scouts to watch Betis face Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

The 22-year-old has a contract through 2023 with Betis, which includes a €30 million release clause.