BARCELONA are reportedly planning to sell two players in the summer in order to fund a deal for Juventus man Federico Chiesa.
And France international Ousmane Dembele, 25, is understood to be one of those on his way out of the Nou Camp.Ousmane Dembele is being linked with a move away from Barcelona this summer[/caption] Juventus could cash in on Federico Chiesa at the end of the season[/caption]
The former Borussia Dortmund forward was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea at the end of last season.
But he ended up penning a new deal to keep him at Barcelona until 2024.
Dembele, who joined for £135.5million in 2017, has registered eight goals and seven assists in the 2022/23 campaign.
However, Calcio Mercato are reporting he is still set to be sold this summer.
And ex-Manchester City attacker Ferran Torres is another expected to make way as Xavi attempts to cobble together the funds to sign Italian star Chiesa.
Torres, 23, has bagged just 12 goals in 59 games for the Catalan giants.
It is a poor return for the £50million Barcelona shelled out for him in January 2022.
If the LaLiga leaders are successful in offloading Dembele and Torres, they will look to sign Chiesa from Juventus.
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The Serie A club were handed a 15-point deduction for a transfer scam earlier this season.
And it means missing out on Champions League football is set to force them to sell players.
Adrien Rabiot and Dusan Vlahoic are two stars being linked with a departure.
Chiesa is another in danger of leaving – with Barcelona monitoring his situation.
The former Fiorentina man, 25, has bagged 20 goals in 77 appearances for Juventus.
He has also netted four times in 40 games for Italy.
Barcelona’s desire to keep signing players comes after LaLiga president Javier Tebas insisted earlier this month they are effectively under a transfer ban as they will be unable to register players.
Speaking at the FT Business of Football summit in London, Tebas said: “As of today, Barcelona doesn’t have any room in its budget to spend in the upcoming transfer window.
“Barcelona has been involved in questionable behaviour which has had an impact on LaLiga – and we are acting accordingly.”