Barcelona are expected to be pretty busy in the summer transfer window.
The Blaugrana, who are heading towards the La Liga title, have been linked with a host of names as Ernesto Valverde looks to strengthen his squad.
Barca have already completed a deal worth an initial €75 million for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
And according to ESPN, they are weighing up moves for his teammate Matthijs de Ligt, Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic and Antoine Griezmann, who remains on their radar despite rejecting Barcelona last year.
But their targets will not come cheap and the Spanish giants will need to offload some players in order to fund their summer spree.
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Philippe Coutinho’s future at the Camp Nou is in doubt after a disappointing sophomore season at the club.
And he’s not the only player who could depart, with ESPN reporting that Barca are hoping to bring in between €250m and €300m in player sales.
Coutinho, Umtiti and Rakitic could leave
This is in part to balance the club’s accounts but also to sign players without risking their financial security.
Coutinho, Samuel Umtiti, Ivan Rakitic and Malcom could sizeable healthy transfer fees while Jasper Cillessen and Rafinha are no longer in Valverde’s plans.
And the players currently out on loan, including Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez, don’t have a future at the club.
ESPN’s report states that Barcelona are ready to let Coutinho leave just over a year after his arrival from Liverpool, as long as they receive at least €100m.
Meanwhile, Umtiti finds himself behind Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet in the pecking order and De Ligt is a better prospect.
Rakitic was the subject of an €80m bid from Paris Saint-Germain last summer but Valverde convinced the Croatian to stay.
The Barcelona boss doesn’t want to lose Rakitic but if another big offer comes in, the club will discuss selling him.
And Malcom, who has failed to earn a regular spot in the side, is wanted by clubs in China and Europe.News Now - Sport News