Barcelona’s much-publicised financial difficulties are creating unwanted kind of leverage in the transfer market.
The Blaugrana is linked to the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah, but with a free transfer, they avoid the need for a first release.
Reports suggest that one of their goals for passing this idle season seems unattainable, however.
Barcelona reportedly interested in Jules Kounde will face a stumbling block like Sevilla, according to Marca.
The Andalusian club has put a value of 60 million euros on Kounde, reportedly knowing that interest from Premier League clubs will meet that standard and call Barcelona a successful market.
In addition, Sevilla will want to close the deal immediately, forcing Barcelona to run out of money if it can meet Kounde’s demands.
Barcelona does not want to pay 60 million euros despite receiving new funding, with the reported need to balance this year’s budget.