Barcelona have been facing financial troubles for a number of years now, and have already been fined by La Liga this month for going over their allotted wage bill in the contracts for Dani Alves, Andreas Christensen, and Ronald Araujo.
As a result, making any moves for new players in this winter transfer window will be close to impossible for Barcelona. However, there is a loophole in regulations that might allow the club to make some space for another incoming player in this transfer window.
As Mundo Deportivo reports, a new regulation was introduced in November, which allowed clubs that have exceeded their squad cost limit are allowed to spend 40% of their generated revenue from selling a player or saving from the salary of the player being transferred on wages and transfer fees of the incoming players, instead of the 25% that is normally allowed.
Thus, for every €10 million the club generates from a sale, it would be allowed to spend €4 million on a new player, instead of the €2.5 million it would have been allowed in normal circumstances.
The club is looking for interested buyers in the market for some of its players, mainly Memphis Depay and Frank Kessie. In case the sale of one of these players takes place, the revenue coming in can be used by Barcelona to register the contracts of Gavi and Ronald Araujo.