Barcelona can complete the signings of Brazilian winger Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele only if they agree to sell highly rate winger this summer.
Joan Laporta is working on bringing on winger to strengthen the team this summer and he is expected to have Robert Lewandowski onboard as well.
Raphinha has emerged as the player that will fit in Xavi Hernandez’s style of play and the manager approved his signing.
The Spanish club is facing competition from Chelsea for his signature, but they have an advantage as things stand, the player only want to join Barca.
Chelsea has reached an agreement with Leeds United over the past few weeks, while Barcelona has an agreement on personal terms with the player.
The Blues are waiting for Raphinha to say YES for the deal to be completed and signed. Barcelona has submitted an improved bid for the player, but yet to match Chelsea’s offer.
Ousmane Dembele has accepted Barcelona offer to extend his stay for two more years, but the club is yet to give him an answer.
According to multiple reports, it’s impossible to sign both Dembele and Raphinha due to the club’s current financial situation.
How can Barca sign both players?
As things stand, Ousmane Dembele is not a Barcelona player because he is out of contract and the club are set to re-sign him. He is ready to stay at the club and he accepted the new offer on the table.
Barcelona can only have Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele if they sell Memphis Depay this summer.
According to Catalunya Radio, the possible arrival of Ousmane Dembele and Raphinha would result to a likely departure of Memphis Depay.
The Dutch international must leave the club if Barcelona want both Raphinha and Dembele.