Here are the three players Barça still want to sell this month

Decisions must be made on the futures of Rafinha, Coutinho and Rakitic before the transfer window closes

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It's been a busy summer down at FC Barcelona HQ with plenty of players coming in, as well as plenty moving on. The club president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, admitted that it wasn't over just yet. "There could still be some new developments before the transfer window closes." Neymar is the most talked about incoming, but there are still a few players who Barça are looking to move on

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Here are the main three:


The Brazilian returned to training today after winning the Copa America last month. He's been linked as a makeweight in a potential swap deal for Neymar all summer, and most recently with a Premier League return.

PSG don't appear interested in Coutinho and would instead prefer more money than adding the Barça flop to their ranks. Plus Ligue 1 begins this weekend and Thomas Tuchel wants his squad finalised before then.

If England is to be his destination, there's only really Manchester United and Liverpool available. The former will only have the cash to fund a move for Coutinho if Paul Pogba joins Real Madrid. But the downside is they can't offer Champions League football next season. Liverpool have repeatedly stressed they aren't in the market for a big-money move but could be interested in a loan deal.


It's a similar story for Ivan Rakitic. Ernesto Valverde loosened his stance on the dependable Croatian and said he couldn't guarantee him a spot in the team next season.

However, Barça have opened the door to cashing in on Rakitic as they need extra funds if they are to buy Neymar. Like with Coutinho, PSG are keen to rake in as much money as possible and largely oppose the inclusion of players to bring the cost down.

Inter Milan are keen admirers of the midfielder but it's hard to see them having the money available to make it a permanent transfer and they would instead prefer a loan deal.


This is a transfer which appeared the most likely at the start of the transfer window but Rafinha is still part of Barça's squad. His contract expires on the 30th June and unless they want to lose him for nothing, Barça must find a buyer in these last few weeks. Or offer him an extension.

Injuries have prevented the Brazilian from achieving the success his talent deserves but, despite those setbacks, he isn't short of offers from elsewhere.

Valencia remain favourites to land the midfielder now that Mateo Alemany has been backed to continue in his role as the transfer guru. The two clubs remain apart in terms of valuation but, with time running out, Valencia are confident they could secure a deal before the window slams shut.


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