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Lionel Messi “might be thinking about” joining Paris Saint-Germain says Rivaldo, with the Barcelona legend conceding that an all-time great may have made his last Champions League appearance at Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi wants a winning project to renew contract

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.

Kylian Mbappe speaks on future plans after Camp Nou hat-trick

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 coach Ronald Koeman said his side’s 2-0 defeat to Sevilla in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final first leg was an unfair scoreline given their performance but backed them to turn the tie around.

Barcelona midfielder: I don’t agree with the coach’s decision

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.
Barcelona were far from their best against Elche but emerged with a narrow victory from a largely uneventful affair, thanks to the inspiration of Frenkie de Jong.

Frenkie de Jong fires Barcelona past Elche

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.

Lionel Messi scores twice as Barcelona thrash Granada 4-0

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 not yet found an agreement with their playing squad over their talks for a wage deduction.

Barcelona agree wage cut with players to save €122 million – club

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.
Ronald Koeman has admitted he has no idea if Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona next summer and said it is not his job to persuade the Argentinian to stay.

Barcelona boss drops Lionel Messi from squad to face Dynamo Kiev

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.

Barcelona boss names youngster as Gerard Pique’s replacement

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 Spanish national team have confirmed Sergio Busquets has a mild ligament sprain in his left knee.

Spain confirm ligament sprain for Sergio Busquets

The Spanish national team have confirmed Sergio Busquets has a mild ligament sprain in his left knee.
Barcelona have not yet found an agreement with their playing squad over their talks for a wage deduction.

Tension as Barcelona fail to agree salary deduction with players

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.
FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he does not wish to have any more disputes with club captain Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi furthest away from Barcelona in salary reduction negotiations

Lionel Messi and the Barcelona management are at odds regarding the prospect of a salary reduction according to Deportes Cuatro.
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.

Barcelona fear bankruptcy as they extend deadline on talks of salary reductions

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.

Barcelona stars demand guarantees regarding pay cut

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.
Ajax’s 13-0 win over VVV-Venlo broke the Amsterdam giants’ own record for the biggest win in Eredivisie history

Ajax hammer VVV-Venlo in record 13-0 win

Ajax set a new Eredivisie record as they put thirteen goals past 10-man VVV-Venlo on Saturday to secure a mammoth 13-0 result.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Dutch giant Ajax Amsterdam have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida.

CAF, Ajax celebration former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida at 47

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.

Jamie Carragher names third best player in the world

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.
Ronald Koeman has clarified his stance on Riqui Puig's future at Barcelona.

Barcelona boss ‘banned’ from signing Wijnaldium due to La Liga rules

Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, is currently banned from making a move for Georginio Wijnaldum – because of La Liga rules.
Dutch forward Memphis Depay has denied rumours linking him with a move away from Lyon to Barcelona this summer.

Barcelona agree €30 million transfer for Memphis Depay

LaLiga giants Barcelona have agreed a transfer for Olympic Lyon forward Memphis Depay.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has insisted that the organisation were not at war with Lionel Messi, and that he is happy to see the Barcelona superstar stay put.

Samuel Eto’o: Leo Messi alone is not enough for Barcelona

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.
Asisat Oshoala joined Lionel Messi to model Barcelona’s third kit for the 2020-21 season.

Assist Oshoala joins Leo Messi to model Barcelona third kit for 2020/21 season

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.
Kai Havertz met up with the Germany squad in Stuttgart on Monday but will join Chelsea in the coming days. Thomas Kienzle-AFP-Getty Images

Frenkie de Jong reveals Donny van de Beek call about Manchester United move

Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong has revealed he has spoken with Donny van de Beek about his move to Manchester United.
Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, is aspiring to join Manchester City this summer.

Frenkie de Jong: Leo Messi is still in Barcelona WhatsApp group

Frenkie de Jong has revealed that Lionel Messi remains in Barcelona players' WhatsApp group chat despite recently asking to leave the club.

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