Five big name sales in January. Barcelona are determined to lower the wage cap immediately in view of future market hits during the next summer. Many opportunities for AC Milan on the horizon.
According to local media reports, apart from Mascherano who should go to Hebei Fortune in China, the Spanish giants want to sell during the January transfer window Aleix Vidal (who is very popular with Sevilla, Roma and Atletico Madrid), Deulofeu (requested by Inter, Milan and Napoli), Arda Turan and Rafinha, the latter back from a serious injury and Barcelona want to loan him at Celta Vigo to get more playing time and experience before a permanent departure.
The problem is that so far the only concrete offer Barcelona have received was that of 5 million euros from Besiktas for Arda Turan, considered not enough by the Blaugrana management. But the market session officially opens on January 3rd and ends on the 31st, so in Barcelona they think there is still time for good deals to be made.
The Spanish club is preparing for the signing of Philippe Coutinho and some players need to make room. Good footballers with considerable experience that could be very useful for AC Milan considering their low price tag. Especially the likes of former Rossonero Gerard Deulofeu and Arda Turan who could be very useful as left wingers.