Barcelona ‘have put almost half their squad up for sale’ with Ousmane Dembele and ‘among 12 players they will listen to offers for this summer.’
The LaLiga club need to raise funds having been hit hard financially by the pandemic and money is also needed to buy Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.
According to , Barcelona will consider offers for a dozen players but acknowledge that not all of them will actually leave the club this summer, and some could be loaned out.
As well as Dembele and Coutinho, the players are Ivan Rakitic, Neto, Nelson Semedo, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Arturo Vidal, Martin Braithwaite, Carles Alena, Rafinha Alcantara and Jean-Clair Todibo.
Barcelona missed out on the LaLiga title to rivals Real Madrid but have kept faith with manager Quique Setien ahead of the resumption of their Champions League campaign next month.
They play Napoli in the home second leg of their last-16 tie on August 8 with the scores level at 1-1 from the first leg played in February. Continue reading