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Player ins and outs will be discussed on Monday afternoon as sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta unveils his project for the Catalan club in 2014-15

Barcelona's board meet later on Monday to discuss plans for the 2014-15 season.

Sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta will unveil his thoughts on strengthening the squad, while player departures will also be on the agenda at the afternoon meeting in the Catalan capital.

Barca missed out on La Liga after a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Saturday and ended the season with only one trophy - the Spanish Supercopa claimed back in August.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu promised 'deep changes' following the draw against Atletico.

Coach Gerard Martino announced his imminent departure straight after the game and the Argentine will be replaced by former Barca midfielder Luis Enrique, who revealed on Friday that he would be stepping down as boss of Celta Vigo.

Luis Enrique met with Zubizarreta at his home in Gava on the Catalan coast earlier this month and outlined his plans for the make-up of the squad for next season.

Lionel Messi, Neymar, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Marc Bartra and Martin Montoya will remain, with Xavi also expected to stay and Barca keen to talk to Javier Mascherano over his future at Camp Nou.

Cesc Fabregas, Pedro, Alexis Sanchez, Dani Alves and Adriano could leave, however, while Victor Valdes, Jose Pinto, Carles Puyol, Alex Song, Ibrahim Afellay, Cristiano Tello, Jonathan dos Santos, Isaac Cuenca and Oier are all expected to move on.

Luis Enrique will be confirmed as coach later this week, along with new goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, with Barca likely to make as many as seven more summer signings in a bid to restore the side among Europe's elite next season.

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