Barcelona are keen on the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum, with Ronald Koeman a huge fan of the Dutchman, but that will no longer be possible because of La Liga rules.
The former Netherlands boss has been eyeing some players from the national side he coached not long ago.
The two that are on his wish list are Memphis Depay and Wijnaldum.
However, Koeman will not be able to sign the Liverpool star – or anyone for that matter – as the league have stepped in to block any incoming deals at the Nou Camp because of their dire financial state, according to the Mirror.
Clubs in Spain are under strict guidelines as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Barcelona are operating on a £510m-a-year wage bill which has been classified unsustainable.
It means they must sell players before they will be allowed to bring anymore in, meaning any move for Wijnaldum is off.
But a program in place means that any transfer fee must be paid in double, with the other half going to the government to help out smaller clubs.
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La Liga has outlined to top-tier clubs how much they can spend on transfers, dependant on their finances over the past five years.
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