Xavi Hernandez's Barcelona to sell R1.5 billion star?


FC Barcelona are reportedly ready to cash in on one of their biggest stars as new boss Xavi Hernandez aims to raise funds to bolster his squad.

Following the Spaniard's recent arrival in the club's hot seat, six players were put on the club's transfer list, including Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet and Neto, according to Marca.

Those stars are expected to leave the Camp Nou in a bid to raise funds for the new manager, who will be looking to bring in some fresh faces. 

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However, according to El Chiringuito, the Catalan giants are now also ready to sell midfielder Frenkie de Jong in the January transfer window. 

Barca are believed to value the Dutchman at £75 million (R1.5 billion), amid reports that Manchester City's Pep Guardiola is interested in the former Ajax Amsterdam star. 

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It is claimed that De Jong could be the first player to be sold as he is believed to be the LaLiga club's strongest chance of bringing in a large sum of money, while the other players on the fringes of the squad have a much lower market value than the 24-year-old. 

With the Blaugrana reportedly interested in the Citizens' Raheem Sterling, a swap deal could also potentially be on the cards, with both clubs looking to strengthen in different areas. 

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