Barcelona studying the possibility of player-exchange deals with Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid
Amid altercations with Financial Fair Play regulations in La Liga, Barcelona are currently studying the market in their bid to strengthen the squad in the coming summer.
According to Diario SPORT, two of their main targets are Yannick Carrasco and Marcelo Brozovic. Both players were linked with a move to Camp Nou in the January transfer window a move did not materialise.
But as we approach the final phase of the campaign, Barça are trying to come up with ways to sign the two ahead of the new season.
As part of their plans, the Catalans appear open to the possibility of a direct player exchange deal with Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid.
In exchange for the Croatian midfielder Brozovic, Barça are studying the possibility of sending either Ferran Torres, Eric Garcia, Samuel Umtiti or Nico to the other side. Umtiti, for one, has been linked with a move to Inter, following his unprecedented success at Lecce.
As for Carrasco, Barcelona are also open to giving out either Torres or Sergino Dest. The American international, in particular, is unlikely to be a part of Xavi’s first-team plans in the coming season, and the club are expected to do everything they can to offload the player.
After a poor spell at AC Milan, the Rossoneri will not retain his services on a permanent deal, thus opening up the possibility of a potential move to Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish giants have signed multiple Barcelona players in recent years and might not necessarily oppose the acquisition of either Torres or Dest, especially considering the fact that their own star in Carrasco is keen on jumping ship to Barça.