After picking up a knock in training yesterday, Adriano has been officially ruled out of tomorrow's friendly with PSG, and may miss the match with Manchester United as well - depending on his recovery. The club's Olympians have returned to training, with the notable exception being Jordi Alba, who has been granted extra rest after his hectic summer schedule. Elsewhere, Mamadou Sakho praises Barcelona, Busquets praises Song, and apparently Salomon Rondon has spoken to The Sun...
Note: Bostjan is away for the next few days, so you're stuck with me doing the news :P
And now a number of players, including the Spain international, are set to leave La Rosaleda, and it is understood that Pellegrini is also weighing up his options. The 58-year-old was due to meet Moayad Shatat, the general manager of the club, on Thursday, but the Qatari did not return to Spain on time. They are now set to meet on Friday, and there is significant doubt that the club can afford to pay the coach's €3.3 million (£2.6m) annual salary.
Salomon Rondon has hinted he would be happy to leave troubled Malaga amid reports of a £10million bid from Tottenham. He is quoted as saying in The Sun: "If the situation is not fixed, it is normal that players would leave."