Big changes are ahead of FC Barcelona in the summer - writes 'Sport'.
The flimsiness shown by Barcelona this season and the continued slip-ups have motivated the club to change their summer plans in terms of planning for the next season's first team squad.
Barça have taken the decision to revolutionise the squad, which will meand incomings and outgoings. The new manager will not be appointed with the idea of continuity. There won't be a huge amount of signings but they will be players who require a significant investment and who have quality.
There will also be more emphasis put on the forgotten academy. Everything has been studied and there are names on the table.
Barça's idea has been evolving, but the defeat to Juve has left no doubts that there needs to be a change. If Juan Carlos Unzue had a chance to replace Luis Enrique, that is now unlikely.
However, a new decision on the new manager will not be taken until the team sporting objectives have been hit or missed. The next week could be revealing.
The Catalans want to reduce incoming transfers, as they will now rely on the quality of purchases. One of their targets is Philippe Coutinho and their shortlist include Paulo Dybala, Marco Verratti and Hector Bellerin as well.
Barcelona executives also think about selling some of their players. It cannot be ruled out that Jeremy Mathieu, Arda Turan and Javier Mascherano will leave the club. Moreover, Paco Alcacer, Lucas Digne and Andre Gomes may be loaned out to other teams.