Barcelona could sell 6 key first-team players this summer to ease financial woes

Barcelona will try and sell six first-team players this summer as they attempt to balance the books and get out of the devastating debt they're currently in.

The La Liga giants have debts in the region of £1billion, and as a result aren't expected to spend any money this summer.

The signings they're likely to make will all be free, with Sergio Aguero and Ruben Dias already through the door.

Gianluigi Donnarumma, Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum have all been tipped to sign for free as Barca chiefs look to rebuild the squad.

And as a result, Barca will offload players in an attempt to balance the books and recoup some money.

Spanish outlet AS claims Sergio Busquets, Antoine Griezmann, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba could all be sold this summer.

Both Coutinho and Dembele were expected to depart last summer, but both stayed put at the Nou Camp.

But with Depay and Aguero both joining, there is likely to be stiff competition for places up top this summer.

Dembele is out of contract in a year's time, and it seems unlikely he'll be offered a suitable extension at the moment.

AS claims his most likely next move will be to the Premier League, though there are teams in both France and Germany still interested.

Busquets, who had previously been expected to retire at Barca, is now close to joining Bayern Munich, it's been claimed.

Barca infamously sold Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid last summer for just £4m, and it's now reported that they could send Jordi Alba to join him.

Griezmann, who has previously been linked with Manchester United, is reportedly wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, with the French giants eager to team him up with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

Barca are still eager to send Coutinho back to Liverpool despite the deal seeming highly unlikely, and Roberto is apparently wanted by numerous Ligue 1 sides.

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