Barcelona have reportedly lost their battle to get all five summer signings registered in time to play against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Barcelona raised a further £85million after agreeing to sell 24.5 per cent of Barca Studios to Orpheus Media in a bid to help them register their new signings.

The deal had been authorised by Barcelona board members in October last year but it has now gone through in a boost to the club's plans. Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie, Raphinha, Jules Kounde and Robert Lewandowski have all joined Barcelona this summer.

But they remained unregistered earlier this week with the club unable to find the available cash to solve the problem. Despite the injection of cash, The Athletic claim that Barcelona will only be allowed to register four of the five new signings.

It is said that Kounde will not be registered, therefore making him ineligible to face Rayo Vallecano this weekend. There is also some uncertainty on whether Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto will be registered to play in Barcelona's opening La Liga match.

The Barca duo signed new contracts this summer, but La Liga's imposed squad cost limit prevented them also from being registered. Barcelona have been pulling their 'economic levers' all summer in an attempt to raise funds as Xavi tries to strengthen his squad at the same time.

By activating a 'lever', Barcelona have essentially been selling off assets in order to bring in revenue. They've sold off large chunks of their TV and licensing rights for multiple years into the future.