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FC Barcelona News: 31 March 2020; Bartomeu talks pay cuts, Layvin Kurzawa rumors

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

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Exclusive Bartomeu interview: It would have been irresponsible not to cut wages | Sport

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says it would have been irresponsible of the club not to have taken pay cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Barcelona thank their players for agreeing to pay cuts | Marca

Barcelona have released a statement thanking their players for accepting 70 per cent pay cuts to help the club out during the current coronavirus crisis.

Manchester United & Leicester monitoring Coutinho situation | Sport

Premier League clubs Manchester United and Leicester City are both monitoring Philippe Coutinho’s situation at Barcelona with another loan move expected.

Messi’s latest tirade evidence of growing distance between squad and club | AS

Lionel Messi’s latest attack on the club adds to growing evidence of an increasing distance between the players and the board.

Barcelona’s women’s team clarify that they never refused pay cuts | Marca

Barcelona women’s team have released a statement to confirm they did not refuse to help out with pay cuts and will also take salary reductions of 70 per cent.

PSG’s Kurzawa emerges as a back-up left-back option for Barça | Sport

Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa has emerged as a possible option for Barcelona at left-back. He’s out of contract in the summer and will be a free agent.

Xavi, Puyol and Eto’o applaud the decision of the Barça players | Sport

Former Barcelona players Xavi, Carles Puyol and Samuel Eto’o have all applauded the first-team’s decision to take 70 per cent pay cuts and help out club employees financially.

Ajax fighting Barcelona and Real Madrid for New Kaka | Football Oranje

Dutch side Ajax are battling it out with Barcelona and Real Madrid for Sao Paulo midfielder Igor Gomes who has already been dubbed the ‘new Kaka.’