The Blaugrana have lost their grip on their European and Spanish titles this season but are now planning to splash the cash during the upcoming transfer windowBarcelona are reportedly hoping to provide incoming boss Tito Vilanova with €100 million to spend on new players during the summer.
According to Sport, the Blaugrana will receive only €30m of the usual €50m set aside in their annual budget for strengthening the squad. However, the paper claims that club officials are confident of generating an additional €30m from player sales.
Right-back Dani Alves has already been linked with a big-money move to wealthy Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala and it is believed that the club are willing to cash in on the player. Barca are also believed to be looking to offload midfielder Seydou Keita this summer.
Then there are the contractual savings. Barca's failure to win the Champions League and potentially La Liga this season will save the club a fortune in bonus payments.
In addition, the imminent departure of Pep Guardiola as coach will also significantly reduce the club's wage bill, with incoming boss Tito Vilanova having accepted a far smaller salary to take charge of the Catalan outfit.
As a result, Barca believe that they could have as much as €100m to spend during the off-season as they go about trying to reestablish themselves as the dominant force in European football.
The Catalans have already been linked with moves for Athletic Bilbao forward Fernando Llorente and Valencia full-back Jordi Alba.
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