Spanish giants, Barcelona have been planning a minor rebuilding of their team this summer, after another underwhelming season. The Catalans have identified some positions that have failed them this season. They include right/left back, and central midfield.
However, they know that they have to sell before they can bring in reinforcements.
Spanish sources are claiming that they have already put French defender Jeremy Mathieu and, Turkish International Arda Turan up for sale this summer.
Mathieu is already 33 and looks to have lost strength and speed, the Catalans are willing to offload him this summer for about £10 million.
Arda Turan has been good but has failed to impress the club’s fans who expected too much from him, they believe they can sell him for £25 million, with Arsenal interested.
Philippe Coutinho would likely cost them about £75 million, and they would also like to sign Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin who has been their long term target. The right wing back is currently valued at £35 million.
Barcelona believe that Coutinho can successfully fill in the void that would be left by Andres Iniesta when the midfielder leaves this summer.