Barcelona has 50 million to spend on players

The club was forced to secure a five-year 155 million euro bank loan on Wednesday, to help resolve long-standing cash-flow problems and to meet immediate commitments such as paying the wages of staff and players from June.

New president Sandro Rosell and his board took the helm on July 1 and have set about re-organising the club's finances, but they said funds were still available for coach Pep Guardiola.

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