Barcelona concludes dealings with Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele after activating “second financial lever”

Barcelona are set to finish the signings of Raphinha and Ousmane Dembele after triggering the “second lever” of their refinancing plans, perceive 90min.

Barça bought a proportion of its future TV rights to the American funding group Sixth Street earlier this summer season and 90min has been instructed that the identical group is once more offering the cash in trade for extra of their media rights.

The “second lever”, because it was named by membership president Joan Laporta, has now been launched and can elevate nearly £ 280 million in the approaching week. The first gutter of cash from Sixth Street allowed lots of their money owed to be settled and balanced their books, whereas the second surprising occasion will enable them to maneuver on with their large summer season switch plans.

Barcelona wished to finish their new funding forward of their pre-season tour of America beginning this weekend. And this economic system will enable Xavi to incorporate Dembele, who will signal a brand new contract, and Raphinha on this tour.

Both shops are already in place, as 90 minutes revealed this weekend, with solely medical assist wanted to safe the transfer. Leeds have been knowledgeable on Tuesday that Barça’s funds have been now in relative order they usually might full the construction of the deal, which is able to embrace the Catalan membership paying the switch payment in three rounds.

90min understands that Raphinha, who was nonetheless in England when Leeds flew to Australia for his pre-season tour this weekend, has now been granted permission to journey to Catalonia.

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Barça hopes that Dembele and Raphinha will likely be joined on the tour by Robert Lewandowski. They have been locked in talks with Bayern Munich for weeks a few contract for the Polish celebrity, who returned to Germany on Tuesday to report for pre-season coaching.

Bayern have demanded about 60 million euros for the 33-year-old, however the drawback has been how a lot Barcelona would and will pay prematurely. But with more cash to be pumped into the membership, sources at Camp Nou imagine {that a} deal is now near being agreed.

Another deal that Barça can be closing on is for the long-term Chelsea purpose Jules Konde. Xavi’s aspect have had a breakthrough in talks with Sevilla and are set to take a participant in trade, with Memphis Depay believed to be the makeweight included within the deal.

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