The Barcelona board has identified twelve players they must sell in order to free up space at the club and also make funds available for new signings.
According to Marca, the players include those who have been unable to break into coach Quique Setien’s team as well as those who will be returning from their different loan spells but have no future with the La Liga club.
The twelve players that are understood to have been identified as surplus to requirements at Barca are: Neto, Nelson Semedo, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Ousmane Dembele, and Martin Braithwaite, plus the returning Carles Alena, Rafinha Alcantara, Jean-Clair Todibo and Philippe Coutinho.
While selling off 12 players in one transfer window might not be easily achievable, Barca are said to be keen to dispose of these players in order to make big money moves for some of their top targets including Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez and Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar.
The club has already lost this season’s La Liga trophy to bitter rivals, Real Madrid but are still in contention for the Champions League trophy.