Xavi lists five players to leave after Barcelona drop into Europa League

Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, is ready to oversee the start of a squad overhaul in January.

The Catalans this week dropped into the Europa League, following a 3-0 thrashing in the hands of Bayern Munich.

Xavi has now informed president, Joan Laporta, that it is time to begin a clearout.

Sport reports that the first two to leave will be Samuel Umtiti and Luuk de Jong, who is on loan from Sevilla.

Philippe Coutinho is also believed to have no future at Barca under Xavi after disappointing training ground form, while La Masia graduate, Oscar Mingueza is another to be transfer-listed.

Sergino Dest will be encouraged to move on next month, as veteran fullback Daniel Alves is registered by Barca for the second half of the season.


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