Luis Suarez is hoping to make his comeback from injury against Espanyol on Saturday. The Uruguayan has been undergoing stem cell treatment on a knee problem and has also been working in the gym to strengthen the muscles around the knee.
VAR will be used in the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League, UEFA have confirmed. The technology was not used in the group stages but will be implemented in February when the round of 16 gets underway.
Ernesto Valverde called up 13 youth players for training ahead of their Copa del Rey clash with Cultural Leonesa. Barcelona B players Inaki Pena, Morer, Guillem, Chumi, Cuenca, Mingueza, Miranda, Oriol Busquets, McGuane, Collado, Riqui Puig, Mujica and Abel Ruiz all joined the first teamers.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu has paid tribute to Josep Lluis Nunez who passed away on Monday. Bartomeu says the club have “lost a great member of the Barça family, one who changed the character of our club.”
PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot has reportedly turned down a new deal and will be available as a free agent in the summer. Barcelona, Arsenal and Tottenham are all believed to be interested in signing the 23-year-old midfielder.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has reportedly denied suggestions he will buy Catalan club Reus. The defender has previously spoken about how he’d like to buy a club, but a source close to the player has ruled out speculation he will buy Reus.