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Three star players Barcelona could sell to make room for Lionel Messi

Barcelona are still hoping to complete a deal that will bring Lionel Messi back to the club.

Messi's contract at PSG expires at the end of June, making him a free agent in the summer.

Although there have been speculations that he has accepted a large offer to join Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, Sky Sports has confirmed that this is not the case.

Barcelona are still interested in signing the 35-year-old World Cup winner, who is the club's leading appearance maker, goal scorer, and assist maker.

However, in order for Messi to return to Camp Nou, many sales must be made. The club's financial situation is that LaLiga Financial Fair Play (FFP) laws require them to make multiple sales in order to free up space in their roster for the player.

1. Raphinha

Although Raphinha only joined Barcelona last summer from Leeds, beating out bidding from Arsenal and Chelsea, he has had an up-and-down season. Despite his inconsistent level, many prominent teams are still interested in him, and this could result in the type of windfall that would be very valuable in lowering Barcelona's budget deficit. As a result, he may be sacrificed.

2. Franck Kessie

Kessie, another player who only arrived last summer, did so on a free transfer rather than a big-money contract. He has taken his time making an impact at Barcelona, but he has performed admirably when given first-team opportunity. There is a feeling that he would be better suited to playing in the Premier League, where Tottenham is intrigued.

3. Ferran Torres

Ferran's move to Barcelona from Manchester City in 2022 was a surprise given the scale of the contract at a time when the Catalans were struggling financially. He has not made a stunning impact to justify it, but he is another Premier League player that is being watched. Arsenal and Aston Villa have both been linked with him in the past.

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