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FC Barcelona News: 24 August 2020; Philippe Coutinho could stay, Barça linked with three defenders

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

Villarreal CF v Valencia CF - La Liga Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Miralem Pjanic tests positive for Covid-19 - FC Barcelona
Miralem Pjanic has tested positive in a PCR taken on Saturday 22 August after feeling a little unwell. The player is in good health and is self-isolating at home.

The week ahead - FC Barcelona
Training schedule for the players that are already at the club, with the bulk of the squad and coaching staff due back on the last day of the month

Koeman considering Coutinho reprieve at Barcelona - Football Espana
A report in Diario Sport now suggests Coutinho may indeed have a future at Barcelona as Koeman considers him as a potential squad option for next season. There are likely to be significant changes to the club’s squad ahead of next season following a trophyless campaign which ended with the humiliating defeat to Bayern.

Barcelona work on Tagliafico, Gaya signings as they play Alba and Firpo sales - Football Espana
Barcelona are plotting a move for both Ajax full-back Nicolas Tagliafico (pictured) and Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya this summer as they look to completely change their left-back options, report Marca.

Barcelona confident on deal for Valencia defender Gaya - Football Espana
The defender has a release clause of €50m in place on his contract at the Mestalla but the club are likely to be open to negotiating far below this amount due to financial pressures of missing out on European football.

Barcelona linked to former Nice defender Malang Sarr - Football Espana
Barcelona are weighing up a move to sign central defender and free agent Malang Sarr who left French club Nice this summer. Diario Sport cite reports from England that the defender, who is of Senegalese descent, is on the Blaugrana’s radar as they seek to bolster their squad without spending transfer fees.

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