Ansu Fati’s injury comeback has hit another setback, with Barcelona confirming the Spain forward has had to undergo another knee operation.Fati suffered a serious meniscus injury in November, having scored five goals across 10 appearances for Barca across all competitions.He had initially been forecast to return in March, though the 18-year-old hinted in a social media post at the end of that month he may be facing a longer spell on the sidelines.
Barcelona will welcome Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp on Saturday afternoon as they look to pick up all three points at home and leapfrog their opponents to the top of the La Liga table.The Catalan outfit managed to beat Valencia by a 3-2 scoreline earlier this month, so they will be quietly confident about their chances of success this weekend.
'I was very close to joining Barca & spoke with Messi' - Lautaro admits he almost left Inter for Camp Nou in 2020
The Argentine has revealed that he only decided to stay at San Siro due to the Blaugrana's well documented financial problems Inter star Lautaro Martinez has admitted that he was "very close to joining Barcelona" in 2020 and "even talked it over with [Lionel] Messi".
Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic has struggled to make an impact at the Camp Nou this season following his summer move from Juventus and could be on his way at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.According to Diario Sport, both Chelsea and Inter Milan are keen on signing the 31-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina international and have “already asked about him.” Indeed, Pjanic is described as having “one foot out of the door” after a campaign where he’s made just six La Liga starts for the Catalan giants.
Team News Martin Braithwaite is back to full fitness after spending a few weeks on the sidelines due to injury.Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati are two players who have been ruled out for the rest of the campaign with injury.Besides the aforementioned Barca have a clean bill of health heading into the encounter.
Barcelona has been sent a strong message by Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaïfi over the club’s reported pursuit of Neymar ahead of the summer transfer window.Al-Khelaïfi has “personally warned” the Catalan giants to “forget about the possible return of the Brazilian” to the Camp Nou this summer, according to Xavi Campos at Catalunya Radio.
Paris Saint-Germain have contacted Barcelona requesting that they desist from courting Neymar, according to Catalunya Radio.The man who made the call on behalf of the Parisians was no other than PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.PSG fear that with Barcelona dangling the carrot of a Messi reunion their star winger may become unsettled in Paris.
Liverpool are reportedly eyeing up a transfer deal for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti ahead of the summer.The Reds are supposedly aware of Barca’s desire to offload the France international, and are interested in him as an option to strengthen their depth at the back, according to Todo Fichajes.
Barcelona have held initial discussions with the representatives of Sergio Aguero over a move for the 32-year-old, according to reports.Aguero announced in March that he would be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season.He’s since been linked with European heavy-hitters Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, as well as Premier League rivals Chelsea.
Sergio Aguero 'would be prepared' to accept a wage cut to link up with Lionel Messi at Barcelona this summer.That's according to Fabrizio Romano who cites Sky Sport Italia journalist Matteo Moretto.Aguero will leave Manchester City on a free transfer when his contract expires in June.
Barcelona 'hold initial talks with representatives of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero' as Catalans plot free transfer this summer... which would see the Argentine link up with international team-mate Lionel Messi
ahead of a possible free transfer this summer.The Argentine, who is City's all-time leading scorer with 258 goals, announced in March that he would be leaving the Etihad when his contract expires at the end of the season.According to Sky Sports, Barca chiefs have been in touch with representatives of the 32-year-old over a move which could see him link up with international team-mate Lionel Messi.
Barcelona have been preparing for a HUGE La Liga clash against Atletico this weekend - check it out here!After a thrilling 2-3 victory against Valencia at the Mestalla kept the Catalan side in the chase for the La Liga title, this weekend they could go one better.
Ansu Fati has had surgery again.The Barcelona footballer travelled to Porto this Thursday to be seen by doctor Jose Carlos Noronha.The Barca player is having numerous problems with his knee.The club says that Ansu Fati has undergone an arthroscopy in his left knee" and it was done under the supervision of Barcelona's medical staff.
Camavinga will have plenty of options and a lot to think about this summer.Renne's central midfielder is one of world football's future stars and PSG, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are all following him closely.With his contract running out in 2022, 'La Parisien' revealed new information regarding the youngster - PSG have him as their number one priority.
Mateu Lahoz has been confirmed as the referee for Barcelona's encounter with Atletico Madrid on Saturday.The ref has officiated three Barca games this season so far and should've been in the field in last month's El Clasico but was replaced by Jesus Gil Manzano at the last moment due to a muscle injury.
Here's everything that really deserves your attention.Neymar's entourage reject Barca rumours Despite the previous reports, the Brazilian is very close to extending his PSG deal, it is said.PSG don't believe in Neymar's exit too.Puig close to triggering deal extension The youngster is expected to stay at Barca until 2023.
Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid were not just beaten but outplayed, their defeat by Chelsea on Wednesday clear enough to spell the end of a team that has gone on and on but can no longer match the best in Europe.After a historic run that has seen Zinedine Zidane’s grandees win three consecutive Champions League titles and four in eight years, Real Madrid can be under no illusions.