Barcelona not planning any immediate transfer dealings

Barcelona not planning any immediate transfer dealings

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Although it would help to balance the budget by June 30, Barça are not contemplating any immediate transfers unless an offer arrives that is in line with the market value of the players who are likely to be on the exit ramp.

The Blaugrana assume the summer market will be complicated, but it is also clear that a sale forced by the economic situation is a bad sale and it is not going to sell any of its players like that.

Barça have known for a long time that they have to transfer some of their players in order to be able to go to the market under the 1:1 formula, as the approval of the viability plan presented to La Liga only allows them to sign players who have already renewed their contracts, such as Gavi, Ronald Araujo, Marco Asensio, Iñaki Peña and Sergi Roberto, or who will do so shortly, in the case of Alejandro Balde. There would also be room for Inigo Martinez, who arrives on a free transfer and has already landed in Barcelona on Tuesday to undergo a medical.

Barça are currently under the 1:2.5 rule to be able to sign new players, so they need departures to reach the 1:1 ratio that would allow them to make the signings that Xavi is asking for and facilitate the return of Leo Messi. But that does not mean that the club is going to sell at a bargain price.

The Blaugrana leadership has already given orders to the sports management to always negotiate on market price. No operation will be conditioned by the economic situation and the lack of fair play margin. It is one thing if some players are on the exit ramp and quite another to give these players away. And that is the message Barça wants to send to Europe.

At the moment there are four players who could leave Barca: Frank Kessie, Raphinha, Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati.

Inter are interested in the Ivorian and Barça are exploring the possibility of an exchange. Bayern also have an exchange option for Raphinha.

Aston Villa are interested in Ferran Torres on the recommendation of coach Unai Emery. And Ansu Fati is on the agenda of Wolwerhampton, who would like to include him in the 'Ruben Neves operation'.

Barça are open to any scenario, but always at a market value that allows them to reach all the 'fair play' they need to reinforce the squad with the top-level players Xavi wants.

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