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FC Barcelona News: 16 August 2020; Latest Mauricio Pochettino, Lionel Messi rumors

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

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata v Central Cordoba - Superliga 2019/20 Photo by Rodrigo Valle/Getty Images

Man City in pole position for Lionel Messi transfer if he heads for Barcelona exit | Mirror

Manchester City are favorites to land Lionel Messi if he does decide to leave Barcelona in the wake of the club’s embarrassing Champions League defeat to Bayern.

Barcelona: Pochettino move causes divisions across Camp Nou | AS

Mauricio Pochettino continues to be linked with Barcelona but “several Barça executives and dressing room heavyweights” are said to be against the idea.

Pedri and Ansu continue in their hunt for the Golden Boy award | Sport

Pedri and Ansu remain in contention for the Golden Boy award. The list was cut from 80 to 60 but the Barcelona duo both made the cut.

Eric Garcia refuses to discuss Man City future after Champions League elimination | Goal

Eric Garcia refused to talk about rumors of a potential move to Barcelona after playing in Manchester City’s Champions League defeat to Lyon on Saturday.

Matthäus: “For Barça it is not enough to change the coach” | Sport

Lothar Matthaus has been talking about Barcelona again and says he was shocked by the size of Bayern’s win. He also feels the club need more than just a change of coach.

Font calls for Bartomeu to resign immediately | Football Espana

Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has said Josep Maria Bartomeu should resign following Friday’s “humiliating” defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Thiago: Barcelona will soon resolve this situation | Sport

Thiago has backed Barcelona to “soon resolve this situation” after being part of the Bayern term that destroyed his former club 8-2 on Friday in Lisbon.

Capello: “Braida told me that at Barça they didn’t have clear ideas” | Sport

Fabio Capello says former Barcelona director Ariedo Braida once told him that the club “did not have clear ideas or what to choose when deciding to sign or choose some players.”

Koeman, candidate for the Barça bench | Mundo Deportivo

The idea of Ronald Koeman taking charge at Barca is gaining strength. Barca feel the Dutchman has “a winning character and the guts to deal with complicated dressing rooms.”

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