Joan Laporta, FC Barcelone Barça

Barça: Laporta confirms two signings… and worries about two others

Box ofa cash inflow of 207 million euros, FC Barcelona has finally launched its transfer window. Joan Laporta has confirmed the arrivals of Franck Kessié (AC Milan) and Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) this Saturday. The records of Raphinha (Leeds United) and Ousmane Dembélé (end of contract) are much more uncertain.

Faced with the emergency, FC Barcelona has sacrificed part of its TV rights for the next 25 seasons to bring in money immediately. A decision that allows the Blaugrana club to finance its (expensive) transfer window. Many arrivals are scheduled for the next few weeks. Faced with journalists, Joan Laporta formalized two of them.

Kessié and Christensen will be presented this week

The Blaugrana president has confirmed that Franck Kessié (AC Milan) and Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) have signed their contracts. “We will present Kessié on Wednesday and Christensen on Thursday”, he told the media. The leader also gave news of the negotiations concerning Raphinha, for which he seems pessimistic: “We have spoken with Leeds, I think they will not be offended. We communicate. We spoke personally. What happens is that there are other clubs who want Raphinha and make their proposals. » The boss of the Catalan club has finally mentioned the possible extension by Ousmane Dembele, which does not seem to be on board any better. The player refused the proposal made by Barça and has therefore been free of any contract since July 1: “If he accepts our financial conditions he will stay. We don’t set deadlines at all.”he specified.

Barça may have bailed out its coffers, it does not plan to splurge. And Robert Lewandowski could be the first to suffer. The latest news, the Catalan club was not willing to align the sum expected by Bayern Munich to let the Pole slip away (60 million euros). The Spaniards would not intend to go beyond 40 million euros, which should not allow them to get along with the Germans.

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