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FC Barcelona News: 9 October 2021; Ballon d’Or nominees revealed, Laporta backs Koeman again

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Seven FC Barcelona candidates for the 2021 Ballon d’Or | FC Barcelona

Barcelona have seven candidates up for the Ballon d’Or. Lionel Messi and Pedri have been nominated for the men’s award, and Alexia Putellas, Sandra Paños, Lieke Martens, Irene Paredes and Jennifer Hermoso shortlisted for the women’s award.

Philippe Coutinho linked with Newcastle after huge takeover | Sport

Philippe Coutinho has already been linked with a move to Newcastle United after a £300 million takeover by a Saudi-led consortium was completed.

Joan Laporta affirms ‘we have every confidence in Ronald Koeman’ | FC Barcelona

President Joan Laporta has once again backed manager Ronald Koeman in an interview with RAC1 despite a tough start to the season for the Catalan giants.

Balde, another reinforcement for Valencia | Mundo Deportivo

Barcelona left-back Alejandro Balde has recovered from a back injury and will be available for the clash against Valencia after the international break.

Lionel Messi has no regrets over leaving Barcelona for PSG | FourFourTwo

Lionel Messi says he has no regrets about leaving Barcelona for PSG and has been warmly welcomed at the Parc des Princes by the Ligue 1 side.

Ansu Fati wins ‘Goal Of The Month’ for September | FC Barcelona

Ansu Fati’s goal against Levante on his comeback from injury has been voted the club’s Goal of the Month for September by website users.

Messi compares the ‘MSN’ with the ‘MMN’ | Sport

Lionel Messi has compared Barcelona’s famous MSN attack with the strikeforce he now plays with at PSG alongside Kylian Mbape and Neymar.