I get the sale of Barlaser, they're almost forced into it, but getting 1m for Barlaser and going down makes zero financial sense. They would get more than that, just by staying in the league. If they think they're going down anyway, then they might as well sell.
But, it's the "buy" of CBM which would make less sense, he would probably and up their 3rd or 4th best midfielder, even with Barlaser gone, so I don't see how he helps them? He's probably 5/6th in line here mind, so not it's not doing him or us any favours.
Effectively my point is, people often assume that other clubs might want your cast off's in return, when it's very rarely the case, a good fit, and the player actually wants to take a step down.