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Barcelona need to sell players to register new signing, Torres

Barcelona will have to sell players or agree to salary reductions before they can register Ferran Torres, according to the club's director of football Mateu Alemany.

Torres joined from Manchester City towards the end of December and was officially unveiled as a Barcelona player on Monday morning.

He is still not fit and has targeted a return in the Spanish Super Cup, but Barcelona has had issues this season meeting La Liga's salary cap when it comes to registering players.

They are not allowed to register players if they are already at or above La Liga's cap based on revenues and expenditure. They will be able to add Dani Alves, who has returned to the Nou Camp after five years away, following the retirement of Sergio Aguero for health reasons.

However, Alemany admitted they might have to wait to register Torres. He said: “We have space to register Alves, we'll do it today or tomorrow. For more signings we need to move players out. With Ferran we made an exception, so we signed him before sorting the fair play.”

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