Barcelona B’s relegation from Spain’s Segunda Division could spark a Camp Nou yard sale of epic proportions ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
The prospect of playing in the third tier is unlikely to appeal to many of the loanees returning to the senior squad periphery this summer, meaning that there will be some high-quality castoffs to be had.
Bidding has already started too, with Lazio reportedly signing 22-year-old La Masia product Patric in recent days, while West Ham have been strongly linked with a loan move for Alen Halilovic.
Who else is up for grabs? Read on to find out…
Having spent last season on loan at West Ham, the Cameroonian took the time to remind Premier League viewers exactly why Barca signed him in the first place.
His performances may have tailed off in the second half of the campaign, but not enough to put Irons co-owner David Sullivan off hoping to sign him on a permanent deal.
However, Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton are also credited with an interest, thanks in no small part, to Song’s status as a home-grown player, having begun his career at Arsenal aged 17.
The Dutchman has made just 35 appearances for the Blaugrana since signing from PSV Eindhoven in 2011, spending two entire seasons on loan, first at Schalke then, most recently, at Olympiakos 2014/15.
His spell at the Greek overlords proved the ability which persuaded Barca to bring him to Camp Nou remained, with Afellay notably scoring one and assisting another in the their 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid in Piraeus.
Stoke City have been linked with bringing to the Britannia Stadium, where he would go in the footsteps of legendary Dutch Potter Peter Hoekstra.
Having been loaned out to Sevilla last season when he may have expected to be pitching for a spot in the Barcelona first team, Deulofeu appears to be on borrowed time at Camp Nou, particularly after a moderate spell in the south of Spain.
As recently as April, Marca reported that the Spaniard ‘dreams of moving back to England’, news which is sure to have past loan club Everton chomping at the bit.