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

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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.

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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.

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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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