Barcelona are planning special treatment for Samuel Umtiti’s knee injury. The defender will undergo plasma treatment in a bid to avoid surgery. According to the report “The club plan to infiltrate the player’s knee with plasma collected from the player’s own blood in a bid to see if the cartilage will re-generate.” This method has worked previously but is not guaranteed to succeed.
Josep Maria Bartomeu has given an interview to The Times where he talked about Barcelona’s interest in Paul Pogba. “I read these rumours - not just Pogba but a lot of players. Most of the teams don’t want to sell their players. They want to grow. When you hear from agents that a certain player is on the market - and I am not saying that about this player, but generally - I will sometimes call the CEO and say ‘Is it true you want to sell this player?’. Usually they say ‘No way, not for sale’ and that’s the end of it.”
Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino says his allegiances to Espanyol would make it “impossible” for him to ever manage Barcelona. He will face the Blaugrana on Wednesday in the Champions League.
Defender Clement Lenglet has revealed his top four favourite ever players. The defender goes for Edwin van der Sar as his goalkeeper, cites Paolo Maldini as his favourite defender and goes with Zinedine Zidane in midfield and Ronaldo in attack.
Barcelona are set for new talks with Munir over a new contract at the club. The club are due to meet with his agent in the next few days with a view to extending his current deal which expires next summer.