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FC Barcelona News: 22 October 2021; Preparations begin for El Clásico, Barça plotting Kylian Mbappé move

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Ansu Fati dreaming of 'being a winner at Barça' - FC Barcelona
“My first option was always to stay at Barça” said Ansu Fati after renewing his contract until 2026. “I am very happy that the club has faith in me. I want to be a winner here.”

‘Barça now and forever’ for El Clásico - FC Barcelona
Everything is set for El Clásico on Sunday and the Camp Nou is going to be dressed for the occasion with a massive banner saying ‘Barça, ara i sempre’ (Barça now and forever) that will appear when the team and Real Madrid take to the field before the game.

Koeman seeking first win against Ancelotti - FC Barcelona
Carlo Ancelotti and Ronald Koeman have been part of the football world for four decades. The Italian made his playing debut for at Parma in 1976, while the Dutchman did so for Groningen in 1980. They only faced each other once as players, but have met again four times as managers.

Barcelona believe they can steal Kylian Mbappe from beneath Real Madrid's noses - Football Espana
The idea that Barcelona could enter the race for Kylian Mbappe sounds beyond fanciful given the Catalan club’s perilous financial situation, but murmurs emerging from Camp Nou have hinted that they could make one big move in the summer of 2022.

Alba ruled a doubt after suffering sprained foot ahead of El Clásico - Football Espana
Alba picked up an injury during the game against Kiev, revealing that he was feeling pain after the full-time whistle. The 32-year-old underwent some tests following the injury and it has been confirmed by Diario AS that he has picked up a strain in his right foot.

Ansu Fati turned down three major European clubs to stay at Barcelona - Football Espana
Barcelona have announced that Ansu Fati has committed his future to the club until 2027 and agreed to a €1bn release clause. The news is massive for the Catalan club, who are at a low ebb at the moment in both a sporting and a financial sense. Retaining Fati for the long-term shortly after doing the same with Pedri is real cause for optimism amongst supporters.

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