Barcelona to raise transfer funds with £16.3m sale of Todibo to Fulham as Catalan giants look to free up cash

FULHAM want to improve their defence by signing Barcelona centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo.

The 20-year-old Frenchman could be just what Scott Parker needs to stop his leaky defence from shipping goals.

Barcelona are keen to offload members of their squad to free up cash, with the Nou Camp currently boasting the biggest wage bill in world football.

Todibo spent last season on loan at Schalke and missed the end of the season with an ankle injury.

He has so far not been used in Ronald Koeman's squad this term and the Blaugrana could cash in.

Fulham are simply desperate to stop conceding goals galore, after letting in 13 goals in six games in all competitions, 10 of them coming in Premier League games.

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Their performance at the back against Aston Villa was simply wretched, but they did put in a better performance in the second half.

Fabrizio Romano confirmed that Barca are willing to sell Todibo.

Barcelona could also be about to let Ousmane Dembele leave for Manchester United, with the Red Devils keen to sign the Frenchman on loan for the season.

Koeman said: "His future depends on what he thinks. I haven't spoken to him about his future. We'll see"

 

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