Barcelona are ready to sell one of their best strikers from last season due to their financial problems.

Barcelona finished second in the 2021-22 La Liga season. It was a largely forgettable campaign for the Catalans. The board is now focused and actively working behind the scenes to deliver a successful summer transfer window.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best stories involving Barcelona from June 19, 2022.

Napoli are not afraid of losing Kalidou Koulibaly

US Sassuolo - SSC Napoli - Serie A
US Sassuolo – SSC Napoli – Serie A

Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly’s current contract expires next summer. As such, many expect the Senegal international to leave the club this summer and take on a new challenge elsewhere. According to Gianluca Di Marzio (via Naples report), Barcelona are the club most interested in the 30-year-old.

However, according to the report, Napoli coach Luciano Spalleti admires Koulibaly and wants to keep him beyond the summer. The Partenopei would be calm about the situation and think they can’t be armed to make a deal on terms less than they want.

Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti is reportedly ready to quit if Koulibaly leaves the club.— @CorSport

Raphinha’s agent is due to meet Barcelona

Leeds United v Chelsea - Premier League
Leeds United v Chelsea – Premier League

Barcelona have identified Raphinha as the best potential replacement for Ousmane Dembele. However, their financial difficulties have prevented them from completing a deal as Leeds United won’t sell Raphinha on the cheap.

Mundo Deportivo claims Rapihnha is worried about his future amid Barcelona links. The 25-year-old wants to move to Camp Nou and has already agreed personal terms with the club.

However, he has attracted interest from Premier League giants like Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. According to the report, Raphinha’s agent Deco is expected to meet with Barcelona representatives next week to get clarification on the situation.

He will seek to find out whether or not the Catalans can afford Raphinha this summer.

Raphinha case. Barcelona have had a full deal with their agent Deco since February on a five-year contract, but Leeds want €55m, with no plans to change his price. 🇧🇷 #FCB Barca need to be quick as Premier League clubs are back in the running, including Arsenal – but no offers have yet been submitted.

Barcelona will listen to offers for Memphis Depay

FC Barcelona - Galatasaray: Round of 16 - UEFA Europa League
FC Barcelona – Galatasaray: Round of 16 – UEFA Europa League

Barcelona are set to sell stakes in Barca Licensing & Merchandising wing and TV rights. This should ease the financial burden on the club. However, they won’t be completely out of the woods and will still have to sell a few players before they can bring in any new signings.

According to SPORT, Barcelona are ready to sell Memphis Depay this summer. The Dutch striker joined the Catalans last summer on a free transfer. He even agreed to reduced terms due to Barcelona’s financial difficulties.

According to the report, Xavi admires Depay and his versatility but the manager is aware of Barcelona’s need to make tough calls in the transfer market.

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