Barcelona to sell nine players this summer, Man Utd and Man City want Toni Kroos and more: Transfer round-up, May 19, 2018
FC Barcelona are all set for a massive clear out this summer. It is reported that NINE players will be sold by the Catalans. This is big!
Hello people! Welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. With the season now entering its final month, top clubs are keeping their eyes open on potential transfer targets.
And as always, there are stories which make headlines irrespective of the transfer window being open or shut. After scorching through papers and sources from all over Europe, we have managed to find transfer stories that made headlines on May 19, 2018:
FC Barcelona to sell NINE players this summer
According to Don Balon, FC Barcelona have decided to sell as many as nine first-team players this summer. It is believed that Barcelona are looking to cut down massively on their wage bill and Ernesto Valverde has also asked for a smaller squad to work with.
The nine-man list includes some expected names and some shockers. Rafinha, Gerard Deulofeu, Andre Gomes, Paco Alcacer, Lucas Digne, Aleix Vidal, Nelson Semedo, Paulinho and Ousmane Dembele are all reportedly on Barcelona's selling list.
Andres Iniesta wanted by Manchester City
With Mikel Arteta on his way to Arsenal, Andres Iniesta is being lined up as his replacement at Manchester City. Yahoo Sports can reveal that Iniesta is Pep Guardiola's first choice to replace Arteta. Iniesta is expected to join City in a player-coach role.