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FC Barcelona News: 6 March 2020; Real Sociedad up next, Philippe Coutinho latest

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

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Here are FC Barcelona’s plans for Philippe Coutinho next summer | Sport

Barcelona have been thinking about Philippe Coutinho’s future and would like to use him as a makeweight in some of the possible mega-deals they may be involved in during the summer.

The lowdown on Real Sociedad | FC Barcelona

Barcelona play Real Sociedad on Saturday in La Liga and have won 21 games in a row against the club at the Camp Nou, keeping 12 clean sheets along the way.

Braithwaite: It is easier to play in Barça than in Leganés | Sport

Martin Braithwaite has been talking about the differences between Barcelona and Leganes: He said: “I have to move differently, but I think it is easier to play here than in Leganés, because you will have the ball all the time.”

Gullit on De Jong: He’s still not good enough | Marca

Ruud Gullit says Frenkie de Jong is still not playing well enough for Barcelona. He said: “He’s the perfect son-in-law, but he’s still not good enough.”

‘His goalkeeper gave 69 passes!’ – Getafe coach fires back at Barca’s De Jong | Goal

Getafe boss Jose Bordalas has hit back at Frenkie de Jong after the midfielder was critical of his team. He explained: “When we played against Barca, his goalkeeper gave 69 passes. I don’t want my goalkeeper to give 69 passes, something we would not be doing well. I want to create goalscoring chances.”

Vinicius: “Piqué said I was crazy - and he was right!” | AS

Vinicius has explained his spat with Gerard Pique in El Clasico. He explained: “I thought he’d stamped on me. But afterwards, I watched the game again and it wasn’t him, it was Arthur. That’s why he asked me if I was mad! (laughs)”.

Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig make provisional squad for Spain’s U21s | Sport

Ansu Fati and Riqui Puig are both on the provisional list for the Spain Under-21 squad to face Faroe Islands and Kazakhstan in Euro 2021 qualifiers.

Real Madrid: Odegaard “would have loved” to join Messi at Barcelona | AS

Football agent Kent Karlsen reckons Martin Odegaard would have have loved to joined Barcelona and played with Lionel Messi. The Catalan giants were interested but a transfer ban on young players saw the midfielder move to Real Madrid instead.