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Bayern Munich star striker Robert Lewandowski is believed to be the top of the wish list for Barcelona, with Xavi also interested in Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, Leeds winger Raphinha and Sevilla centre back Jules Kounde.
However, German champions Bayern are reluctant to part ways with Lewandowski, but the Polish international has previously said that he sees his future elsewhere and would be interested in joining Barcelona from the Bavarian club. The club are believed to be lining up in bid worth £34.5 million.
City man Silva is also said to be tempted with a move to Spain, with the player reportedly sending a ‘come and get me’ text to Barcelona officials back in 2021.
Robert Lewandowski has received communication from Barcelona of their new proposal to Bayern: €40m guaranteed plus add-ons. 🚨🇵🇱 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 29, 2022
Lewandowski has confirmed his intention to wait again for Barça, also thanks to the relationships between his agent and Laporta.
In terms of Raphinha, it has been reported that Barcelona have already made an official bid, but it falls short of Chelsea’s £60 million offer, which has been accepted by Leeds.
Raphinha and his agent Deco are taking their time in order to wait for an improved bid from Barcelona.
According to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan club are looking to raise funds for transfers by selling another 15% of their TV rights in a deal worth an eye watering £344 million.
The club announced earlier in the week that they have sold 10% of their TV rights over the next 25 years to American investment company Sixth Street Partners, but if they want to sign more top players, they would need to sell more.
Barcelona officials are hoping to seal the second TV rights deal by 17 July, on that day, the club are due to set off on their pre season tour of the United States, during their time in the US, they will play four games in total, including a game against arch rivals, Real Madrid.
If the deal is successful, they will have the room to move for their four top targets, plus two more.
Xavi is looking to raid Chelsea as he holds strong interests in Spanish defensive duo, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.
After the conclusion of their first TV rights deal, they have closed the financial year without losses.
Despite the injection of money, the club are yet to register new signings Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie, the duo signed for the club last month.
Both Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen have all paperworks signed with Barcelona, contract are ready - Barça told them and agents weeks ago that there will be no issue. ✅🔵🔴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 30, 2022
Just a matter of time for the official statements.
Last week, the Barcelona board members voted to sell part of its retail arm Barcelona Licensing and Merchandising and part of its future TV rights revenue.
Club president Joan Laporta said at the time that the deals could total up to £600 million.
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