Barcelona president Joan Laporta has admitted that his club will be prepared to sell a big player if needs must amid talks with Man United over Frenkie de Jong.
“If our financial situation requires the sale of an important player, we are ready for that,” Laporta told Barca TV.
“Next Thursday, If the members agree on selling our assets, there will be good news and we will get over a large part of the economic crisis.”
Manchester United appear to be succeeding in getting De Jong appealed by the project, but they are yet to reach an agreement with Barcelona.
As things stand, the Red Devils are yet to have a breakthrough signing under Erik ten Hag’s watch as the Dutch manager resumed as Manchester United boss following the exit of interim boss Ralf Rangnick at the end of last season.
Amongst other targets include Ajax stars Anthony and Jurrien Timber with Man United expected to make substantial offers for the Brazilian winger and the Dutch defender respectively.