Barcelona ‘prepared to sell Ousmane Dembele, Ferran Torres to sign Federico Chiesa’
Barcelona are reportedly ready to sell Ousmane Dembele and Ferran Torres this summer season if it implies that they will sign Juventus ahead Federico Chiesa.
Earlier this month, La Liga president Javier Tebas acknowledged that the Catalan giants should elevate £177m by means of gross sales and cutbacks earlier than they will add to their squad forward of 2023-24.
That deficit is a mix of taking out financial levers final summer season and early exits from this season’s Champions League and Europa League.
However, the Catalan giants, who maintain a commanding lead within the La Liga standings, proceed to be linked with a big selection of gamers forward of the summer season switch window.
For that to materialise, they’ll inevitably have to money in on at the least one beneficial participant, with exits of squad members and fringe gamers not enough to meet La Liga’s calls for.
In accordance to Calciomercato, Barcelona are prepared to half methods with Dembele and Torres as soon as the market reopens in the summertime.
Dembele penned a brand new two-year contract in 2022 and he has since chipped in with eight targets and 9 assists in all competitions this season.
Nevertheless, he has not featured for the reason that finish of January due to damage, and Barcelona would naturally want to sell throughout the subsequent switch window fairly than danger his exit as a free agent 12 months later.
In the meantime, Torres holds a contract at Camp Nou till 2027, but there’s a feeling that the previous Manchester City winger has not lived up to his potential in his first 14 months on the membership.
That’s regardless of 12 targets and 7 assists coming from 59 outings, however 19 of his 33 appearances this marketing campaign have come from the substitutes’ bench.
The report means that Xavi is ready to sacrifice each gamers if it implies that the membership can press ahead with a transfer for Chiesa.
Having recovered from a critical knee damage, the Italy worldwide has been ready to make 4 begins and 12 substitute outings throughout 2022-23, and one objective and two assists have come from his final 5 appearances.
Though Chiesa nonetheless has over two years left on his contract, Juventus might change into open to a sale in the event that they fail to safe Champions League soccer for subsequent season.
That mentioned, it’s claimed that a suggestion of €70m (£61.94m) could be required for the Serie A outfit to ponder cashing in on the versatile attacker.