Lionel Messi, Ilkay Gundogan and the 10 players Barcelona are most likely to sign in the 2023 summer transfer window

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All attention is geared towards Lionel Messi in Catalunya. Barcelona have, effectively, been preparing for this for months. All of their financial moves, stretching as far back as the retirement of Gerard Pique last November, have been coordinated for the chance of a Messi return.

And right now, it could go either way. The Blaugrana's finances are reportedly improving, but they have to sort out other, pre-signed, agreements before they can focus on Leo. By then, he might have lost patience with his boyhood club.

There are other options, too. Messi, ironically, comes at a position Barcelona don't really need upgrading. However, there are clear shortages at right-back and defensive midfield, with the legendary Sergio Busquets to replace. And while the soon-to-be-announced signing of free-agent centre-back Inigo Martinez is a start, bigger names are sure to be linked.

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So, the Blaugrana want one player, and probably require a few others. And with their infamous financial woes starting to look slightly less crippling, there could be room for some moves this summer.

GOAL takes a look at the 10 players Barcelona are most likely to sign in the coming months...