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FC Barcelona News: 31 December 2020; Philippe Coutinho injured, Getafe want Carles Aleñá

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

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Injury update on Philippe Coutinho - FC Barcelona
The tests carried out on the first team player Philippe Coutinho have shown that the midfielder has an injury to the lateral meniscus in his left knee. Treatment will necessitate arthroscopic surgery which will take place in the coming days.

Dembélé on fire in front of goal - FC Barcelona
Despite not having been able to finish the year with a win, one positive to take from the draw against Eibar (1-1) was the return of Dembélé, who came on as a second-half sub.

Getafe president admits interest in Barcelona midfielder - Football Espana
Carles Alena is said to be one of the players set to leave Barcelona this winter transfer market when the window opens on January fourth according to Mundo Deportivo. Alena has featured for just 46 minutes in La Liga so far this season, playing 23 against Osasuna and 23 at Real Sociedad.

Barcelona star set to miss four months through knee injury - Football Espana
Philippe Coutinho could be set to miss up to four months of action for Barcelona after sustaining a knee injury against Eibar on Tuesday, according to a report. The injury was sustained in last night’s draw against Eibar and is focused on the external meniscus of the player’s left knee.

Barcelona have not given up hope on signing Memphis Depay - Football Espana
Barcelona have not given up hope on signing Lyon forward Memphis Depay this January due to his contractual situation, say reports. The Dutchman is out of contract at the Ligue 1 leaders this summer, meaning that there is a degree of urgency on the French club either renewing his deal or agreeing to a sale.

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