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The transfer news has picked up steam with the summer transfer window officially open and one side that is entering a phase of reorganisation that could potentially see a different squad from the one that completed the 2020/2021 season is La Liga side Barcelona.
There are still three clubs keen on the European Super League. That is why the six Premier League sides who were set to play in it, Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham have called for it to be shelved completely.
President Joan Laporta and all the big wigs are working to try and balance the books. Barca are currently in the red and they have asked the players to take another pay cut. Some of the footballers are not keen to see their wages cut again.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that Ronald Koeman will continue in his position as head coach for the 2021-22 season.
Ronald Koeman will reportedly extend his contract with Barcelona for another year plus an extra season in the event the team achieve their objectives.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly one of several managers under consideration to potentially take over as manager at Barcelona.
Hansi Flick has emerged as a contender to coach Barcelona next season according to Marca. The German is leaving Bayern Munich, his current outfit, at the climax of this season, chosen by the German Football Federation to succeed Joachim Low as coach of the national team once Euro 2020 is over.
The theme of constant rumours regarding Neymar’s return to Barcelona seems set to continue for the foreseeable future. Cuatro now report that club president Joan Laporta is keen on bringing the Brazilian back to the Camp Nou and has set the maximum budget for the deal as well.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta described the European Super League as a “necessity” on Thursday but said the final decision would be given to the club’s members.
Alexander Ceferin continues to deal with the fallout from the failed Super League venture of 12 leading clubs in Europe, with the UEFA president admitting that Barcelona's involvement in the proposals "disappointed me the least".
Ronald Koeman has said he finds it “strange” that his future as Barcelona coach is being linked to the result of Saturday’s Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.
In a press conference that was relayed by SPORT, Ronald Koeman has asked Barcelona president Joan Laporta to wait until the end of the season to make any decisions about signing or offloading certain players.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola would reportedly still be open to a reunion with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi at the Etihad Stadium.
Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, said the club will do everything they can to convince Lionel Messi to stay following meetings with new president Joan Laporta to plan for next season.
According to Cristobal Soria on El Chiringuito TV, Erling Haaland’s representatives super-agent Mino Raiola as well as his father Alf-Inge Haaland, were both informed that Lionel Messi would like to play alongside the talented youngster.
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.
Neymar will be reunited with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou, according to the Brazilian’s former agent and ex-Barcelona scout Andre Cury.
If Diego Simeone was not looking behind his back in the La Liga race to the finish line before, the new spring in the steps of the entire Barcelona lineup as they inch closer to his Atletico Madrid side at the top of the table should give him cause for concern. At this crucial business end of the 2020/21 La Liga campaign any slip-ups will be punished especially with only four points between first and second places.
Joan Laporta isn’t beginning his second spell as Barcelona president in a calm atmosphere according to Marca. He’s not even a full week after his election victory and he’s already seen the club exit the Champions League at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain.
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