Felix, Cancelo emerge from chaos as Barcelona interest mounts – sources

Felix, Cancelo emerge from chaos as Barcelona interest mounts – sources

Barcelona removed the club statement that said he would say goodbye to the club. joao felix And joao cancello A source told ESPN that they are still hoping to re-sign the Portuguese pair.

Barca thanked Marcos AlonsoFelix and Cancelo were honoured for their time with the club on Sunday as their respective deals expired.

Alonso's contract has expired and he has been released as a free agent, while Felix and Cancelo's loan spells from Atletico Madrid and Manchester City respectively also run until June 30.

However, Barca later removed Felix and Cancelo's names from the statement and all social media posts.

A source told ESPN that the reason for this is that both intend to extend their contracts with the club and the statement makes it sound like the door has been closed.

Felix, who scored 10 goals in 44 games for Barca last season, is back at Atletico while Cancelo, who played 42 times, has moved back to Manchester City for the time being, although both are with Portugal at Euro 2024.

However, Barca's top brass are in constant contact with the pair's agent, Jorge Mendes, in order to clarify their financial situation this summer.

Barca are unable to provide assurances with La Liga about registering new contracts or signings, as they are in breach of spending limits imposed by the league.

The Catalan club needs to raise funds through player transfers, salary cuts or new revenue sources before adding new players to the squad.

Despite this uncertainty, the source confirmed that Felix and Cancelo remain targets following the appointment of new coach Hansi Flick in place of Xavi Hernandez.

Ideally they would bring them both back on another loan deal, but the final terms of any deal will depend on how negotiations with Atletico and City progress.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea left-back Alonso is leaving the club after two years.

There is no mention of the club captain sergi robertoHowever, his contract also expires on Sunday.

A source told ESPN that talks are ongoing over a new deal but Barca are unable to promise that they will be able to register the deal with La Liga.

Roberto has also received interest from other clubs in Spain and abroad and will have to make a decision on his future soon.

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