Barcelona's objective: 142.5 million euros in player sales or swap deals

The club have a list of players they hope to sell when the season ends

Samuel Umtiti, uno de los jugadores que está en la rampa de salida para abandonar el Camp Nou
Samuel Umtiti, uno de los jugadores que está en la rampa de salida para abandonar el Camp Nou | AFP

David Salinas

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Barcelona hope to bring in around 140 million euros in direct sales or as part of swap deals in the next transfer window. There are a number of players who can help them achieve that target and they're open to offers. 

The idea is to move on players that they consider paid off, with little room to improve in the first team or who have not performed as expected after several opportunities.  

On the table are names like Semedo, Junior, Umtiti, Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Aleñá, Todibo and Rafinha. Barça are ready to let them all leave as long as the price or deal is right. 

OPEN 

While the objective is to bring in as much cash as possible, Barça won't close the door on including these players in swap deals for other players. 

Barça are in a trick position due to the coronavirus crisis, with football in Spain suspended since March, which forced the players to take a wage cut. It will be difficult to balance the books moving forward as they also need to bring in new players to remain competitive at the top level. 

The names out there at the moment have been linked with various deals. Rakitic, who is out of contract in 2021, needs to go this summer to avoid moving on for free next year. He's one of the players on the exit ramp. His value, according to transfermarkt, is around 20 million euros, the same as Barça paid Sevilla for him in 2014.

OTHER CASES 

The most coveted players are Semedoo and Umtiti. The Portugal right-back has a value of 32 million euros, a little less than Barça paid for him in 2017. The French defender's situation is the same: the Catalan could recoup practically all of their 25 million investment from 2016. 

Arturo Vidal's another player out of contract in 2021 and could leave for free then. He turns 23 this week and Barça would rather sell this year. Junior and academy graduates Aleña and Rafinha are the other players Barça believe could have a good value on the market, in addition to Todibo. 

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