Barcelona have very ambitious transfer plans this summer and need to raise funds to be able to finance their purchases.
A deal to sign Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong has already been agreed, and Barca are also looking to sign his Dutch teammate Matthijs de Ligt. This week Antoine Griezmann announced he’d be leaving Atletico Madrid, and the Camp Nou is also thought to be his likeliest destination.
One player on the exit ramp is Philippe Coutinho, and Marca explain the Brazilian is for sale regardless of whether Griezmann arrives or not. Chelsea ‘seem the most interested’, according to the Spanish newspaper, and it’s the Blues being linked more than any other club right now.
Maurizio Sarri’s side have a transfer ban hanging over them, and unless Chelsea can overturn that at the Court of Arbitration for Sport they won’t be signing anyone this summer.
If they’re successful, Marca believe Chelsea would have to part with €100m to sign the former Liverpool player.
Given how keen Barca are to get funds in, it’s not unrealistic to think a discount may be available on that.
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Everton join Man United in pursuit of Ligue 1 youngster – Youth contract up next summer
Tuesday July 30, 2019
One of the up and coming talents in Marseille’s youth academy, Isaac Lihadji feels he’s ready for first-team football, and it appears André Villas-Boas is in agreement with him, playing him a number of times in pre-season. That being said, the 17-year-old still hasn’t signed a professional contract with the French club, and with just […]
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