Barcelona are one of eight Spanish clubs who will have their accounts closely audited over the course of the Summer transfer window by the Spanish government according to a report from Spanish news outlet AS.

Barcelona, as well as seven other La Liga sides including Atletico Madrid, applied for state aid to pay employee salaries due to the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic and as a result the government will thoroughly inspect accounts of these clubs.

The Spanish government, having helped out the clubs, want to see how clubs spend their money and the report claims that these clubs will not be able to move so freely on the transfer market. add that this could therefore impact the Blaugrana club’s pursuits of Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and Paris Saint Germain attacker Neymar.

The reigning La Liga champions have been strongly linked with moves for both players, who could cost them in excess of €300 million combined.