Barca look increasingly likely to wait until the summer to sign Eric Garcia. The club can’t agree a price with Manchester City and see a winter move as unlikely.
Antoine Griezmann was in action for France as Les Bleus beat Portugal 1-0 on Saturday. Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets both started for Spain in a 1-1 draw in Switzerland.
Luis Figo has praised Ousmane Dembele and said “if you ask me about a footballer who reminds me of the way I play, I will tell you that I like Dembélé a lot.”
Barcelona are tracking young American players in the MLS with the aim of bringing in stars at a low cost who are also profitable for marketing and sponsorship reasons.
Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba has four assists in six matches this season. He now has a total of 63 assists in all competitions for the Catalan giants.
Luis Figo was surprised to see Lionel Messi try to leave Barcelona but thinks the captain must have had “motives and reasons” for his decision.
Barcelona B captain Alex Collado is closing in on a long-awaited return from injury. The midfielder should return to training next week after a lengthy spell out.