Barcelona have made available club record signatures Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele for exchanges, according to reports.
Brazilian international Coutinho remains the record deal involving a Premier League club when he left Liverpool for £ 142 million in 2018, while Dembele signed for £ 124.5 million from Borussia Dortmund.
But the Daily Telegraph reports that the duo are among the players the Catalan giants are ready to trade with other clubs across Europe for the right deal when the transfer window opens.
Barcelona made club record Philippe Coutinho available for a swap
The Catalan club will also try to move winger Ousmane Dembele to the next transfer window
Barcelona would be among a host of Champions League parties looking to swap deals rather than buy players by paying transfer fees as football continues to feel the financial consequences of the coronavirus crisis.
The report also says that Barcelona are interested in Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic and would be ready to part with Arthur Melo, despite the Brazilian midfielder’s determination to make a successful move to Camp Nou.
The Spanish side is also said to be willing to replace right-back Nelson Semedo with Manchester City side back, Joao Cancelo.
Barcelona would be interested in Miralem Pjanic and will offer Arthur Melo in return
Barcelona would also have made Ivan Rakitic available for a potential return to Seville, while Tottenham would have joined the race for Croatian services.
Jean-Clair Todibo would also have many admirers of the Premier League and the young Riqui Puig is considered to have enormous potential.
Coutinho and Dembele are both among the five most expensive transfers in history, with teammate Antoine Griezmann not far behind.
Catalan giants also to trade Nelson Semedo for Joao Cancelo
The former Liverpool midfielder is currently on loan to Bayern Munich but hasn’t done enough in the Bundesliga to convince league leaders to make his move permanent.
And while reports have suggested that Coutinho is “very close” to accepting a move to Stamford Bridge, it looks like Frank Lampard’s interest in Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz could sabotage a move.
Reports in Spain earlier this month also said that Manchester United and Arsenal were considering moving to Dembele, but both were concerned about his injuries.
Barcelona also plans to sell Ivan Rakitic, Tottenham interested
Coutinho spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich but failed to convince them
Reports come after Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font recently raised concerns about “economic bankruptcy and moral degradation” under the current leadership, but the club still has ambitious plans for the next transfer window.
Barcelona want to reconnect with Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain and take a keen interest in Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez.
But all offers for the front pair would include players offered in partial exchange.
Man United and Arsenal reportedly interested in Dembele but worried about injuries
Barcelona still plans to bring Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil star Neymar back to the club