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Lionel Messi, 33, is still waiting for a renewal offer from Barcelona to come through according to Mundo Deportivo. The Barcelona captain has received in public and in private a willingness on the part of the club from Joan Laporta to extend his current deal, but is yet to receive a specific proposal. Messi is said to be interested in seeing what the club propose.
Watching Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain tear Barcelona to shreds at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, it felt there’s a new king in town. The Parisians won the game 4-1, with Frenchman embodying their pace, power and ingenuity.
Barcelona caused its fanbase to go into a meltdown when the deal to swap 22-year-old Arthur Melo for 30-year-old Miralem Pjanic was announced. While Pjanic has been on the peak of his powers, and among the best midfielders in the world for over half a decade, he was nearing the last juncture of his career. That said, once the transfer took place, it was same to assume that that he would lead the midfield alongside Riqui Puig and Frenkie de Jong.
Francisco Trincão did come close twice late on to his first goal for the club only to be denied by some smart goalkeeping but they did get the second they needed when Riqui Puig came off the bench to head home after brilliant build-up play from De Jong.
Lionel Messi is back in form and Barcelona are finding their feet after a 4-0 demolition of Granada on Saturday put them within four points of the top of La Liga.
Barcelona have reached an agreement in principle with their playing staff to implement wage cuts which will save the club €122m, they confirmed on Friday night.
Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman has decided to leave out Lionel Messi from Tuesday’s Champions League match against Dynamo Kyiv which he says is a precautionary step.
Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman is set to promote B team defender Oscar Mingueza to replace the injured Gerard Pique in the coming weeks.
The details are outlined by Catalunya Radio, as cited by Diario Sport, with interim president Carlos Tusquets leading negotiations on behalf of the club following last month’s resignation of Josep Maria Bartomeu, who had begun the process.
Lionel Messi and the Barcelona management are at odds regarding the prospect of a salary reduction according to Deportes Cuatro.
Barcelona have extended the deadline on imposing a wage deduction on their squad by one week after negotiations failed to find agreement, report Catalan based media outlet Esport3.
The management committee at Barcelona, which is chaired by Carles Tusquets, wants to resume the negotiations that former club president Josep Maria Bartomeu opened regarding a pay cut for the first-team players.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Dutch giant Ajax Amsterdam have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida.
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, has identified Manchester City playmaker, Kevin de Bruyne, as among the three best players in the world, behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, is currently banned from making a move for Georginio Wijnaldum – because of La Liga rules.
LaLiga giants Barcelona have agreed a transfer for Olympic Lyon forward Memphis Depay.
The diminutive Argentine was trying to force a move out of Camp Nou. Such a move proved difficult as Messi still has a year left on his contract and a €700 million release clause (according to the club and La Liga) is binding.
The Catalans wore pink as a third kit in 2018-19 and have gone with it again for the new season. The new effort comes with dark green shorts and green and pink socks.
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong has revealed he has spoken with Donny van de Beek about his move to Manchester United.
Frenkie de Jong has revealed that Lionel Messi remains in Barcelona players' WhatsApp group chat despite recently asking to leave the club.
Amnesty International apologizes to Russia’s Alexei Navalny, restores ‘prisoner of conscience’ status
Amnesty International on Friday apologized to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for stripping him of its “prisoner of conscience” status and said it would restore the designation.
Voters in an opposition stronghold turned en masse to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, boosting his parliamentary majority on Friday despite a high COVID-19 death toll, last year's record economic slump and cronyism charges.
The Supreme Court on Friday described the dissolution of local governments in Oyo State and their replacement with caretaker committees as illegal.
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld an earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal which okayed the deregistration of National Unity Party and 73 others.
Nigeria has vaccinated 1,266,742 persons against COVID-19, two months after nationwide rollout commenced on March 5.
No fewer than 28 states are likely to experience severe flooding this year, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, announced on Thursday.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has felicitated with the Nigerian workers as they join their counterparts across the globe to celebrate the 2021 International Workers’ Day.
An Egyptian court on Tuesday ruled that the container ship which blocked the Suez Canal in March could continue to be held in the waterway, rejecting an appeal by its Japanese owner against its detention, a judicial source said.
Dangote Cement Plc’s huge investment has been described as one of the major contributors to the development of the Senegalese economy. Besides, the cement plant located in Pout, 60 kilometres away from Dakar, has greatly assisted in strengthening the business relationship between Senegal and Nigeria.