Barcelona set to allow Martin Braithwaite to leave on loan transfer this summer as clubs circle for Danish striker

BARCELONA are ready to listen to offers for out-of-favour striker Martin Braithwaite, according to reports.

The Denmark international, 31, was frozen out by boss Xavi last season – appearing in just five games during the campaign.

And now, the Catalans are prepared to let the maligned star go.

Mundo Deportivo has claimed that Braithwaite has been told by the Barcelona manager that he no longer figures in his plans.

On international duty, Braithwaite revealed he wanted to see out the rest of his contract at the Camp Nou.

"I don't think about leaving Barça , I have two years left on my contract," he said.

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But Barça are willing to listen to loan offers for the £15million signing from Leganes.

And that has alerted Brighton, Celta Vigo and Valencia to his services.

The decision on Braithwaite's future comes as Barcelona are desperately trying to tie up a deal for Robert Lewandowski.

The Bayern Munich star, 33, has revealed he wants to leave the Bavarians this summer – with a year left on his current deal.

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Poland legend Lewandowski is even said to be willing to take a £100,000-per-week pay cut to force a move through.

But Spanish league president Javier Tebas insists Barcelona's financial problems currently rule them out of big-money signings.

Tebas told Marca: "They (Barcelona) know what they have to do. 

'They know perfectly well our economic control rules and their financial situation. 

"The rules are there to avoid major economic problems. I don't know if they will sell De Jong, Pedri or Pepito Perez.

"They know what they have to do – sell assets and earn more, this is what they have to do.

"Barca has had many accumulated losses in the last tax years, some which could have been avoided and they have to stock the pantry. 

"Just as Madrid have stocked up, Barcelona have emptied it. Today they cannot sign him (Lewandowski)."

Last week, Lewandowski claimed: "My era at Bayern is over. I don't see any possibility to continue playing for this club anymore.

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“Bayern’s a serious club and I believe they won’t keep me, I don't want to play there any more.

"A transfer is the best solution. I hope they don't stop me”.

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