Camp Nou has been the centre of most transfer activity this summer. The Catalan club bought enough players to build a satellite squad capable of playing in the Champions League, but it has failed in one aspect. Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola wants to offload some of his prima donnas in order to finance the purchase of more superstars.
Eto’o, Deco and Ronaldinho have been told that they have no future with the club and Giovani dos Santos has been sold to Tottenham, but apart from that, it has been more in than out for the Catalan club. According to The Sun, the club has already spent Ã‚Â£56 million for players this summer, and they plan to buy Arsenal’s Adebayor as well.
The same Sun reckons that a move for Adebayor will not go through until Samuel Eto’o is gone. Arsenal are resigned to losing their Togolese striker, but they want a fair price paid for him. That fair price is thought to be Ã‚Â£32 million if you like today’s Sun or Ã‚Â£25 million you you like yesterday’s Daily Mail. Either way, Barcelona needs money for such a deal to go through.
The money would come as soon as Samuel Eto’o is sold, but that might not happen any time soon. The Cameroonian has had horrible injury problems in the past two years and his club demand Ã‚Â£32 million for him. According to The Sun, he is chased by AC Milan, Inter Milan and Chelsea, but none of the clubs is willing to pay the outrageous price that is being written on his forehead.
[Sources: The Sun, Daily Mail]
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