Laporta: Barcelona will announce Christensen, signal Raphinha, Dembélé, hold De Jong

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has been pulling monetary levers like he is the Wizard of Oz and he is now hoping to work a bit of extra magic on any potential switch offers his membership are additionally concerned in. Fortunately, a few of them are additionally within the outskirts of Chelsea.

To begin with, the Blaugrana will lastly announce the signings of Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen, who each be a part of on free transfers, from AC Milan and Chelsea, respectively. Barca did not fairly have room of their finances to register La Liga gamers earlier than however now they’re clearly able to go.

“We are going to current Kessié on Wednesday and Christensen on Thursday.”

-Joan Laporta; supply: Yahoo! sport

However Laporta will not be stopping there, and he believes they’ll signal each Raphinha and (re-)signal Ousmane Dembélé, who formally grew to become a free agent two days in the past. They’re reportedly near matching Chelsea’s supply for Raphinha and are completely assured – and doubtless with adequate purpose – that the 25-year-old will select them. The identical goes for Dembélé, regardless of the lengthy standoff over his contract renewal.

“[Dembélé] is an individual we admire very a lot [and] the coach could be very proud of him. It is an financial query, he answered us with out saying sure or no. We’ve an excellent relationship with the participant and with the brokers there may be communication. If he accepts the situations now we have offered to him, he’ll proceed, in any other case, no.

“We do not set deadlines for something, not for signatures, not for levers or something. Now that we have activated the primary lever, we have launched fairly a little bit of strain. We’re working arduous on each gamers and controllers.

“We spoke with Leeds about Raphinha, we all know the participant would additionally like to come back to Barca, however there are additionally different golf equipment. It would not be unique with Dembélé, as a result of the supervisor sees them as suitable.”

And Laporta does not even cease there, and he closely hints at not simply signing Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, but additionally conserving Manchester United and potential Chelsea goal Frenkie de Jong – the latter in him. taking a pay reduce! What number of different levers are there? !

Frenkie de Jong is a Barca participant and is acknowledged as top-of-the-line gamers on this planet. We all know golf equipment who need him, not simply United and now we have no intention of promoting him and the participant I really feel he desires. He’s comfy at Barça and I’ll do what I can to make sure that Frenkie stays.

“What is definite is that, and we’d get into one other dialogue, is that the wage ranges of sure gamers should not in keeping with the wage ranges that the board that I’ve the privilege of presiding has mounted. However it’s also a query of wage and it needs to be adjusted”

-Joan Laporta; supply: Mundo Deportivo

All is properly within the Barcelona neighborhood then.

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