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Barcelona to sell nine players this summer, Man Utd and Man City want Toni Kroos and more: Transfer round-up, May 19, 2018

Sumedh Pande
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FC Barcelona planning a massive exodus

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:

La Liga

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. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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