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Barcelona attackers Bojan Krkic and Ibrahim Afellay are likely to be casualties of Luis Enrique's summer clear-out at the Nou Camp, leaving Liverpool and Arsenal to battle it out for their signatures.
With the retirement of long-serving centre-back Carles Puyol and the likely departures of Xavi and Victor Valdes, the new Barca boss is planning for the future and has deemed Bojan and Afellay surplus to requirements in Spain.
Both players are likely to be made available for cut-price fees and would relish the challenge of Premier League football, added to the fact that each player has a point to prove.
Bojan, who became the youngest player to appear for the club in La Liga at the age of 17 in 2007, has struggled to become a first-team regular at Barca and joined Roma on a permanent deal in 2011 before Barca exercised their buyback clause and brought him back to the club less than two seasons later.
After impressing for Holland in the 2010 World Cup, Afellay signed for the Spanish giants in January 2011 but the 28-year-old has been blighted with injuries ever since - including suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in training.
Subsequently, the former PSV star was loaned out to Schalke 04, and despite being back at Barca, he is not part of Enrique's first-team plans.