According to Quim Domènech on 'El Chiringuito', FC Barcelona convinced Frenkie De Jong to sign for them after confirming at least three central midfielders would be leaving the club in the summer.
One of De Jong's demands was getting regular playing time and it appears Barça reacted by putting three midfielders for sale. Although the identity of those players wasn't revealed by his source, Quim claims it'll be Ivan Rakitic, Denis Suarez and Rafinha who leave the club.
It appears there's an ongoing debate over Rakitic's future. Ernesto Valverde is a huge fan of the player the Rakitic himself loves the club. However in the sporting department and boardroom they feel it's time to cash in on the tireless midfielder whilst he still has a few good years left at the highest level.
In respect to Denis Suarez, his departure is all but confirmed. Denis has made no secret of his desire to leave and is desperately searching for a new team which is able to match Barça's asking price and promise him the playing time he isn't getting at the Camp Nou.