Barcelona hope to sell three players before summer window closes – report

Barcelona have finally been given the green light to register Jules Kounde in La Liga without them having to sell more players.

The loan exit of Samuel Umtiti and Pablo Torre being on the second-team wage bill was enough for Kounde to be registered, without the Blaugrana having to sanction exits.

Despite, Radio Catalonia reports that Barcelona still hope to sell three players before the end of the summer transfer window in a few days.

According to the update, the Catalan giants are still looking to offload Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Memphis Depay and one other player besides the attacking duo.

The reasoning behind this could be the club’s pursuit of two new defenders as they look to bring in a new player at right-back and left-back.

Aubameyang could be set for a return to the Premier League as Chelsea and Manchester United show interest in signing the 33-year-old striker.

As for Depay, a move to Juventus was on the horizon, before the Italians decided to end their interest and sign another player. However, he is also attracting interest from Manchester United, while Real Sociedad are considering a loan move for the 28-year-old.

Outside of the duo, Sergino Dest could be a player Barca could look to sell as he is not in manager Xavi’s plans with the club keen to sign a new right-back.

Martin Braithwaite is also set to leave the club, with the Catalan giants set to reach an agreement to terminate his contract by paying him a €2.5m payment.

With Frenkie de Jong also open to his salary cut now, it could create enough space on the wage bill for Barcelona to register the two full-backs they are considering signing. Whether that leaves them enough room to push for Bernardo Silva’s transfer remains to be seen.

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