Lionel Messi reportedly wants Barca to sell Rakitic and Coutinho

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Barça play maker Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona to trade two players to help fund the club in the summer transfer window. understands the captain is still not happy as La Blaugrana crashed out of the Champions League following their semi final second leg 4-0 loss to Liverpool.

The La Liga champions threw away a 3-0 first leg lead at the Camp Nou to miraculously lose 4-0 to lose 4-3 on aggregate.

And the Copa del Rey loss to Valencia was the last straw that broke the camel’s back in Barcelona’s disappointing season.

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The Champions League and Copa del Rey loss have brought about rumours that the club are ready for a major clearout.

Valverde’s future at the Camp Nou is seriously under threat following the strings of results and Roberto Martinez has been linked to take over.

Ajax star Frenkie de Jong is already confirmed for next season with Antoine Griezmann and Matthijs de Ligt being touted to join the Spanish champions in the summer.

According to Sportskeeda, Messi is asking for Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho to be sold.

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