BARCELONA manager Xavi could be set to field a completely different line-up this coming season.

Despite their financial woes, Barca have managed to land some big names this summer, such as Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen who left AC Milan and Chelsea respectively as free agents.



The Blaugrana also splashed £55million to beat the Blues, Arsenal and Tottenham for ex-Leeds star Raphinha before sealing a £42.5m deal for Bayern Munich legend Robert Lewandowski.

The Catalan giants have also been linked with Chelsea duo Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, who could be set to reunite with Christensen at the back.

But Barcelona are not stopping there as sensational reports from Spain suggest they are set to hijack Sevilla star Jules Kounde out of Thomas Tuchel's grasp.

It has been claimed that the two LaLiga clubs reached a deal and the transfer is "99 per cent" completed.

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Manager Xavi looks set to have a significantly different squad to deal with as he plans to bring the club back to the top.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen is expected to retain his position between the sticks.

Azpilicueta could start at right-back with Alonso on the other side if they join from Stamford Bridge, but the latter will be facing competition from Jordi Alba.

Kounde at his best would go straight in the starting line-up with Christensen pairing up with him, although there would be competition from Ronald Araujo and probably Gerard Pique.

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Frenkie de Jong poses as Manchester United's top target but a potential move to Old Trafford has hit a snag with reports suggesting he doesn't want to leave the Nou Camp.

Therefore, De Jong could stay and team up with Pedri and Kessie in midfield.

Barcelona could also sport a stunning attacking trio with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raphinha and Lewandowski leading the line, with Ansu Fati providing intense competition.

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