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Barcelona 'need £50m to register seven stars' including Lewandowski despite £500m influx
Barcelona's desperation to register seven stars before their La Liga campaign gets underway on Sunday (August 13) has seen them activate a fourth 'economic lever'.New signings Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen and Jules Kounde are yet to be cleared to play by league bosses - with Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto in the same position having agreed contract extensions.Barcelona, who are thought to be in debt of more than £1billion, need to find more funds despite previously raising around £479m by selling off chunks of Barca Studios and future TV rights.READ MORE: Gerard Pique to take second Barcelona pay cut in desperate attempt to register players Spanish outlet SPORT reported on Tuesday (August 9) had sold 24.5% of Barca Studios to the GDA Luma investment fund to pocket another £84m in their third lever.That came after they did the same with Socios.com and sold 25% of their television rights for the next 25 years to American investment firm Sixth Street - which brought in £479m - with the report adding that the club have been told by the league they still needed to find £50m having gone through a fourth step. The fourth lever was another attempt to lower their wage bill and offload players, with Frenkie de Jong keen to snub a Premier League move to either Manchester United or Chelsea amid a contract saga with his current side. Can Barcelona recover from the financial troubles? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below. La Liga rejected their bid to register new players due to their ongoing financial troubles, having agreed gone through a similar situation with Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia last season.Despite those woes, president Joan Laporta has insisted that the club are not
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