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FC Barcelona News: 5 November 2021; Dest, Dembélé injured, Barça close to Xavi deal

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Injury update Dest and Dembélé - FC Barcelona
The first team player Sergiño Dest has lower back pain. He is unavailable for selection and his recovery will dictate his return. For his part, the first team player Ousmane Dembélé has a strain in the semimembranosus muscle of his left hamstring. He is unavailable for selection and his recovery will dictate his return.

Sergio Agüero's message to the fans - FC Barcelona
Sergio 'Kun' Agüero visited the squad on Thursday morning local time after their training session at the Ciutat Esportiva. Furthermore, he sent a message of thanks to the Barça fans with a short video published on the Club's social media accounts. The Argentine striker received various messages of support from the world football following the news of how long he would be out of action.

The lowdown on Celta Vigo - FC Barcelona
Barça are off to Galicia on Saturday, and here's a closer look at the team that plays at Balaídos. Time for a closer look at the team that FC Barcelona will be visiting on Saturday at 4.15pm CET.

Xavi set to be announced as new Barcelona boss today - Football Espana
Barca executives Mateu Alemany and Rafa Yuste have been in Doha for the last couple of days to negotiate Xavi’s exit from Al-Sadd. The former Barca midfielder has had to do some negotiating of his own, too, visiting the palace of current club Al-Sadd chairman Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani to discuss his release on Thursday night.

Barcelona interested in prying "The Salford Silva" from Manchester City - Football Espana
Barcelona are keeping a close eye on Manchester City starlet James McAtee according to a report in Diario Sport. The midfielder has 18 months left on his contract and there are several European heavyweights who have registered an interest in him, including Manchester United, Ajax, Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid as well as Barcelona.