Barcelona ‘looking to offload defenders Clement Lenglet, Sergino Dest and Samuel Umtiti THIS WEEK’ in bid to improve financial troubles ‘with the former of interest to Arsenal and Spurs’
- Clement Lenglet, Sergino Dest and Samuel Umtiti could leave Barcelona
- The Catalan giants need to offload players because of their financial turmoil
- Unable to register Lionel Messi or new signings unless they make drastic cuts
Barcelona will reportedly allow defenders Clement Lenglet, Sergino Dest and Samuel Umtiti to depart the club should the right fees come in.
The Catalan giants find themselves in financial turmoil, leaving them in need of offloading players, and fast.
And defenders Lenglet, Dest and Umtiti could be sold as early as this week should suitable bids be put on the table, according to Spanish outlet Sport.
Barcelona will reportedly allow defenders Clement Lenglet (L) and Sergino Dest (R) to leave
Ronald Koeman (R) could also see Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti (L) depart this summer
The report claims that Premier League enemies Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Lenglet with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Serie A champions Inter Milan monitoring Dest.
France international Umtiti has been linked with a move back to Lyon – the club he left to join Barcelona five years ago.
Barcelona desperately need to improve their financial situation after accumulating more than £1billion in debt amid the Covid pandemic.
The defenders could be sold as early as this week should suitable bids come in, report Sport
They are unable to register any of their new signings, including Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia, because they have exceeded LaLiga’s strict salary limit by 40 per cent.
The cash-strapped club could enhance their finances by selling stars and shifting players on big salaries.
Barcelona are still yet to tie down star man Lionel Messi to a new contract following the expiration of his deal at the end of June.
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