- Barcelona may soon even terminate the contract of Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite in order to free up space for potential new signings
- Both players have been declared surplus to requirement at Camp Nou as Barcelona is set to cut down on their squad size
- Barcelona selling off both players could go a long way in helping the La Liga giants balance the books and reduce their inflated wage budget
Barcelona are ready to force the exits of Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite from the Cam Nou this summer after declaring both players surplus to requirement.
Both Umtiti and Braithwaite have not been considered for selection by Xavi as the Catalans try to look for a means to offload both players to reduce the club’s inflated wage budget.
According to Barca Universal, Barcelona are now prepared to terminate the contracts of both Umtiti and Braithwaite and make them free agents in order to create space for new summer signings.
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Blaugrana has been heavily linked with Manchester City midfielder, Bernardo Silva with the Catalans also interested in signing Villareal Argentine defender Juan Foyth.
Barcelona hopes letting go of both Umtiti and Braithwaite will help the club balance their books and create the needed space in the squad to bring in the new signings this summer.
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Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be set for a return to the English Premier League as Chelsea has shown their seriousness in trying to sign the Barcelona forward.
According to Metro UK, the Blues have ceded to Barcelona’s transfer demands over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and tabled an offer worth £22million for the forward.
Chelsea are also prepared to increase Aubameyang’s salary significantly, with the forward having accepted a pay cut to join Barcelona earlier this year.
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Barcelona ready to raid Villareal for highly-rated Argentine defender
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona are in the market for a new right-back as Xavi looks to continue rebuilding the Catalan giants ahead of the 2022/23 season.
The La Liga giants have now identified Villareal defender, Juan Foyth as their prime target after getting dumped by Chelsea defender, Cesar Azpilicueta.
Villareal has set Foyth’s release clause at €65million after the Argentine defender joined them permanently last summer following his initial loan spell from Tottenham.