With the World Cup fast approaching, Barcelona will look to conduct their business as efficiently as possible, with France striker Antoine Griezmann very clearly their top priority for the summer.
However, before they approach league rivals Atletico Madrid with an offer, they must first offload a host of players deemed surplus to requirements at Camp Nou with the aim of raising a fee of around £90m, as reported by Spanish news outlet AS.
The France international, who scored 29 goals across all competitions this campaign, helping his club win the Europa League, is understood to have an £88m release clause written into his contract.
Subsequently, the likes of Andre Gomes, Paco Alcacer, Rafinha, Munir El Haddadi and Aleix Vidal have all been placed on the Barcelona chopping block, with the sales of the aforementioned players ostensibly bringing in enough money in order to fund the purchase of Griezmann.
Despite the 27-year-old striker’s contributions to Los Rojiblancos this term, fans at the Wanda Metropolitano have not been impressed with the notion that Griezmann may leave them this summer, with a large contingent of fans booing and whistling the Frenchman in their 2-2 draw against Eibar.
Should Griezmann move to Barcelona this summer for the proposed fee of £90m, he will become the fourth most expensive player in history, behind only Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.