Ronald Koeman is thinking about whether to rest Lionel Messi for Getafe. The Argentine will train on Thursday after playing at altitude for Argentina against Bolivia.
Ousmane Dembele didn’t turn up to training on his day off voluntarily last week. The forward was under orders from Ronald Koeman and following a training plan.
Barcelona have confirmed that B team defender Alejandro Balde is out for six weeks after injuring ankle ligaments in the pre-season friendly against Cornella on Saturday.
‘Super-agent’ Jorge Mendes has played a key role in many of Barcelona’s latest deals and will also be involved in Ansu Fati’s contract renewal.
Barcelona are “under pressure” and need to cut their wage bill by 30%. Negotiations with staff will continue until the deadline of November 5.