Barcelona have yet to raise funds to raise funds to register new signings, including Raphinha

PETE JENSON: Barcelona still need to raise more money to register new signings

Will Xavi realize his Barcelona dream? Man United target Frenkie de Jong STILL up for sale as club seek more funds to add Azpilicueta to Lewandowski, Raphinha, Christensen and Kessie

  • Barcelona push for more signings after busy summer window so far
  • The club have now reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski
  • They want to complete the signing of Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Barcelona still need to raise funds to register their stellar new signings
  • Frenkie de Jong is for sale with Manchester United as big favorites

Barcelona are close to giving Xavi the dream squad he asked for at the end of last season, but they still need to bring in the cash to be able to register their excellent line-up of new signings.

This will mean leasing more of the club’s future television rights in a deal likely to be announced next week and could yet mean selling players such as Frenkie de Jong.

Club chairman Joan Laporta said on Friday that Xavi had asked De Jong to travel with the team to Miami this weekend, but the club have spent the last month trying to sell the 25-year-old to Manchester. United and the position has not changed. despite public statements to the contrary.

Barcelona have yet to raise funds to raise funds to register new signings, including Raphinha

Coach Xavi has a good idea of ​​his dream team but there is still work to be done to achieve it

Coach Xavi has a good idea of ​​his dream team but there is still work to be done to achieve it

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski agrees deal to join Spanish giants

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski agrees deal to join Spanish giants

De Jong posted a photo of himself with Memphis Depay on social media on Friday and the striker is the other playing asset Barcelona remain determined to sell if they can.

The Catalan club have now introduced four new players, secured the signing of a fifth and are keen to bring Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea. But they have to meet LaLiga’s financial fair play rules in order to register them.

Danish defender Andreas Christensen, Ivory Coast Franck Kessie, out-of-contract Ousmane Dembele and former Leeds winger Raphinha have all been featured.

And after securing a full deal with Bayern Munich for Robert Lewandowski, he can now join them on their US tour. If Chelsea sign Jules Kounde from Sevilla, as the Spanish club expect, it makes Azpilicueta’s arrival at Camp Nou more likely.

New additions mean players including Frenkie de Jong are on sale this summer

New additions mean players including Frenkie de Jong are on sale this summer

Erik ten Hag has made Barcelona De Jong his priority signing this summer

Erik ten Hag has made Barcelona De Jong his priority signing this summer

But Laporta’s challenge now is to be able to meet LaLiga’s financial regulations so they can register all six arrivals before the start of the season.

The club have already agreed to sell 10% of their TV rights over the next 25 years to US investment firm Sixth Street Partners in a deal worth €207m ($175m). pounds) and Laporta will sign with the San Francisco-based investment fund in the coming days.

Next week, Barcelona are set to strike a similar deal for a further 10 per cent of future TV rights also worth around €200m (£170m).

And a deal to sell Barca Licensing and Merchandising (BLM) is still expected to be completed before the start of the new season.

Laporta is confident that the BLM rental will also bring in €200m. If the club completes all three deals, it will net a total of €600m (£510m).

They will then have to negotiate with LaLiga over how many players the cash injection allows them to register, but the departure of De Jong and the exit of other surplus stars such as Memphis Depay and Martin Braithwaite will remain on the table until ‘when the window closes at the end of August.

Raphinha is the newest player to join the club in a busy transfer window so far

Raphinha is the newest player to join the club in a busy transfer window so far

Barcelona have massive overbooking in attack and midfield. Xavi wants six strikers and with the arrival of Lewandowski he has eight.

The Barca coach wants the Polish striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Dembele, Raphinha, Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati as his six with Memphis and Braithwaite have moved on.

In midfield, he also wants a six-man squad but currently has nine with Kessie, Gavi, Miralem Pjanic, Pedri, De Jong, Pablo Torre, Alex Collado and Nico.

Barcelona have until the end of next month to register all their new signings and bring in another defender.

Sevilla defender Kounde and Chelsea Spain international Azpilicueta have long been the two best-placed options, with the latter more likely to arrive if the former, as Sevilla expect, ends up signing for Chelsea.

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