Barcelona may have agreed to sign Andreas Christensen on a free transfer from Chelsea.
However, at the moment they are unable to register him, along with their other major free signing, AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, because of the club’s financial situation once again.
The Catalans must first set or get rid of some existing players before they can add any to their squad.
Under Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona are looking for a summer rebuild in order to make them competitive in la Liga and the Champions League again.
However, their financial situation remains precarious, and they need to move some existing talent off their wage bill before they are able to implement their summer plans.
Two more Chelsea defenders – César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso – are also being linked with a move to the Nou Camp, but it appears a number of pieces on the board will have to shift to make those moves possible.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.