The Spanish forward has not been able to play so far for various reasons
There is no rest for Barcelona’s sports staff, even on Sunday. Mateu Alemany and Co are working on a formula to register Ferran Torres before Wednesday so he can play against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi if he gets the negative for Covid-19.
Both sporting vice-president Rafa Yuste and Alemany explained that Philippe Coutinho’s departure alone was not enough. They are trying to make it happen to beat the La Liga FFP rules, even if that means renegotiating a contract with a player.
They want Ousmane Dembele to give his approval or disapproval to their renewal offer, and are also negotiating with Sergi Roberto, whose deal expires at the end of the season. The idea is he renews on a low wage for the rest of the season.
Yusuf Demir and Samuel Umtiti are players Barcelona want to push out. The Austrian can’t play any more because it would activate a 10m purchase clause they have on him.
The Frenchman, meanwhile, has a huge wage and it would be very beneficial for Barcelona to relocate him.
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