“45 million euros for new signings, plus money that may be obtained from sales that may occur this season. When we talk about sales we’re talking about those that give a net gain to the club”.
Considering that Barca need to sign at least two defenders this summer (a center-half and left-back), at first glance it looks like Barcelona will not be signing any big names this summer. But I would not be too quick to jump to that conclusion.
Remember that the €45m is a net amount. Barca have several squad players like Bojan Krkic and Thiago Alcántara that are both drawing a lot of attention this summer. These two players could either be sold (say €20 for the two) or packaged with cash for someone like Fabregas or Sanchez of Udinese.
Would Arsenal or Udinese turn down €25m + Krkic and Alcantara? That would be hard to do and would still leave Barca with €20m to fix the holes it has at center-half and left-back.