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Xavi wants players sold to register Kounde

Barcelona need to sell players to register French defender Jules Kounde, manager Xavi says.  Kounde, 23, joined from Sevilla in July for a reported £42m…

Barcelona need to sell players to register French defender Jules Kounde, manager Xavi says. 

Kounde, 23, joined from Sevilla in July for a reported £42m fee but has not been able to play as the club need to comply with La Liga financial rules. 

Barca registered four other new players the night before their league opener last weekend after freeing up funding with several ‘economic levers’. 

“At the moment, we don’t know anything. We are on standby,” Xavi said. 

New signings Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha were involved in last Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Rayo Vallecano.