Barça feel the deals would benefit them financially and strengthen them on the pitch
A coach will always defend his players and Xavi Hernandez has been prudent when speaking about the Frenkie de Jong case. He has always made it clear that he is a sensational player that, in a sporting sense, would always have his blessing, but internally there are other issues.
The coaching staff and the club would prefer to have Bernardo Silva over De Jong because they feel the way he plays and his qualities would fit the team much better. Since the start of the summer they have been working with a lot of discretion and respect towards De Jong, but now the situation has become tense with the window close to closing.
Barça believe the departure of De Jong is both possible and necessary. Because Bernardo would arrive on a lower salary and as a starter. De Jong is an exceptional midfielder but the club don't think he's been capable of proving his value and he is not guaranteed a place in the team. Changing him for Bernardo is seen as good business financially and sportingly. Let's see how it ends.