The Dutch defender is on big whack and the Catalans can't pay it
Barcelona are working hard to reinforce their squad. They have taken steps forward in attack: signing Ferran Torres, renewing Ousmane Dembele's deal and getting Ansu Fati back from injury. Now they are looking at defence. Matthijs de Ligt is of interest but his huge salary cannot be paid.
He's always tempted Barcelona but chose Juventus when the Catalans signed Frenkie de Jong. Juve want to sell him as they are in financial difficulty. His agent is Mino Raiola, who Laporta met in Turin last week.
For anything to happen, Philippe Coutinho must go. The Brazilian's huge salary has to be cleared.
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