Barcelona Planning 'Summer Revolution' With Considerable Overhaul to Address This Season's Poor Form

Ollie Knight

​Catalan giants Barcelona are preparing for a huge summer of business as they try to address this season's inconsistent form, according to ​reports in Spain.

The La Liga title-holders have lagged behind arch-rivals Real Madrid for the majority of this season, and they now look odds on crash out of the Champions League as well after losing 3-0 to Juventus in the fist leg in Turin.

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Barca have had chances to leapfrog Madrid, notably last weekend against Malaga, but they have all too often fallen at the final hurdle, as seen in the 2-0 defeat at  La Rosaleda.

​Sport  claim that Barcelona are planning a 'summer revolution' with large numbers of players set to leave and join the club.

One of the players targeted  is Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who has flirted with the  ​idea of joining Barca at various stages this season.

Barca also have another 'nine or 10' names on their list of transfer targets, but Sport insist that quality of players will be the most important criteria.

In light of Luis Enrique's upcoming exit from the club, Barcelona will begin to focus more on their renowned academy, La Masia.

Enrique has come under scrutiny from supporters for ignoring his side's illustrious academy, but that looks all set to change this summer, with the club wanting more influence from players with Catalan roots.

Everton winger Gerard  ​Deulofeu is expected to be re-signed by Barca  once his loan at AC Milan finishes, while the likes of Sergi Samper may also be recalled.

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