Barcelona’s left-back situation remains a concern, and the club are considering bringing in an experienced player. Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal and Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno apparently fit the bill, as they would not cost too much but could be tempted by a move.
Several players have returned to Barcelona training after completing their international commitments. Jasper Cillessen, Ousmane Dembélé, Luis Suárez, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Samuel Umtiti are all back at the club. Barcelona B players Riqui Puig and Juan Miranda have also been training with the first team again.
Rafinha has been getting into trouble on his day off. The Brazilian tried to return a football to some children and ended up hitting it into a tree.
Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez has explained why his team need Lionel Messi back. He said: “He is Argentine and every time he wears the shirt of the national team we enjoy him to the fullest. He makes Argentine football keep growing. There were many things that I learned from him that were very useful and positive within the group, not only his relationship with the best [players], but also with the youngest.”
Munir celebrated his 23rd birthday with a party at a Madrid nightclub which did not end too well. Apparently he was a little shocked when he asked for the bill and found it was €16,000. He initially refused to pay, until the police turned up and he changed his mind.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has talked about rumoured Barcelona target Adrien Rabiot. He said: “He has always been committed to the club. Since I have been here he has not missed a single training session, Rabiot is able to adapt to any system and if he is physically fine then he is essential for our planning. He is a player that has come through the system here and has a lot of potential. It is very important to have players like him here.”