Following a disappointing campaign at the Nou Camp which is likely to end with just the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona are ready to make wholesale changes this summer in a bid to change their fortunes.
The first casualty first and foremost is expected to be boss Gerardo Martino. The Argentine coach has reportedly struggled to gain authority in the Barca dressing room, and his preference for a more direct style has led to a number of players underperforming in their new role.
Celta Vigo boss Luis Enrique is the man expected to take over, and if he does, he may have a huge reshuffling on his hands as according to Barcelona-based paper Diario Sport, the Catalans have made 13 players available for transfer.
Here we have the best picks with the Premier League’s top clubs undoubtedly interested.
The 26-year-old former Arsenal star has felt the brunt of the Barcelona fans this season, with the Nou Camp faithful often aiming whistles and boos in his direction.
Despite enjoying a decent season where he has 12 La Liga assists to his name, the club are allegedly willing to let him go, much to the satisfaction of a number of supporters.
Manchester United have been linked with a €55m move, though it’s hard to see where he’d fit in into the United system.
His former club are also a possible destination for the Spanish international this summer, though Arsene Wenger may need to convince him with the promise of more trophies arriving at the Emirates in the near future.
The Cameroon international has been in the shadows of Sergio Busquets since his arrival, and with some top youngsters coming through the ranks, it appears his Barcelona adventure is drawing to a close.
Manchester United have been linked, and the Red Devils could certainly do with his presence and top passing ability in the middle of their midfield.
Rated at €17m by transfermarkt, the former Arsenal man is certainly not out of Man United’s price range.
The marauding Brazilian fullback has been one of Barcelona’s key cogs during their European dominance. However, at 30-years-old, perhaps the Catalans feel he’s now slightly past his peak.
Manchester City have shown an interest, with Manuel Pellegrini knowing all about him.
The renowned star was excellent during Barcelona’s Champions League win over City at the Etihad this season, and the Citizens may feel he could do a job at right-back if they decide to move Zabaleta over to left-back.
Cristian Tello and Javier Mascherano:
22-year-old flying winger Tello would be an asset to any team, therefore it’s a big surprise the Catalans are willing to let him go.
Liverpool have been heavily linked, and if reports are to be true, the Reds could end up snapping him up for a bargain £8m.
Another name which has been linked with the Merseysiders is Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano. He has of course already had a stint at Anfield, and his defensive capabilities could just be what the Reds need in a season where they’ve conceded a bucket-load.
Arguably the most shocking on the list is 26-year-old Spanish international Pedro as he’s also been a key player over the last five years.
Arsenal have been linked with the player before, but any deal in the past seemed far-fetched, perhaps not now.
The Gunners are in desperate need for more pace in the attacking third, and Pedro offers that in abundance. In 26 La Liga games, he’s scored 15 and assisted a further eight, exceeding the performance of Barcelona’s record signing Neymar.
If Barcelona are allowing him to leave, expect the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and more form a long queue for his signature.
Here are the rest of the players allegedly up for sale: