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FC Barcelona News: 10 March 2021; All set for PSG trip, Joan Laporta’s summer targets

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

Sevilla FC v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg Two Photo by Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images

FC Barcelona have a gargantuan task ahead of them on Wednesday night (9.00pm CET, Parc des Princes, Paris). After losing 4-1 in the home leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie with Paris Saint Germain, they now go to the French capital knowing that they need to score a minimum of four goals to have any chance of going into the draw for the quarter finals.

The FC Barcelona squad for PSG - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona face the second leg of their last 16 Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain in the Parc des Princes on Wednesday. Ronald Koeman's squad will have to overcome a 4-1 deficit from the first leg at Camp Nou if they are to make it into the quarter-finals.

Ronald Koeman: 'Nothing is impossible' - FC Barcelona
Barça coach discusses tomorrow's huge challenge in Paris and also welcomes the arrival of Joan Laporta as the new club president

The signings Barca dream of under Joan Laporta - SPORT
The planning for the 2021-22 season will be one of the biggest tasks for Joan Laporta in his new presidency. Jordi Cruyff is expected to join as a technical secretary. The amount of money he and Barca have to spend will depend on who they can sell from the current squad and for how much. New players will not be on huge contracts. Laporta’s initial intention will be to strengthen each area of the team.

Frenkie De Jong: Laporta's wished us luck, we're going to Paris to compete - SPORT
Barcelona players know coming back against Paris Saint-Germain will be difficult, more than a miracle, but not impossible. Nothing is. Frenkie de Jong made it clear that the team travel to Paris, 4-1 down from the first leg, with the objective of reaching the last eight of the Champions League.

L'Equipe: Neymar putting pressure on Leo Messi to sign for PSG - SPORT
According to the French newspaper L'Equipe, Neymar is insisting the Argentine joins him at Paris Saint-Germain, telling him the advantages of living in Paris and playing for the Ligue 1 champions. L'Equipe revealed a few weeks ago that the Brazilian has phoned Messi to try and convince him.

The Barcelona player being prioritised by new president Laporta - Football Espana
Recent Barcelona news has predictably been dominated by the election of Joan Laporta as the club’s new president. A report in El Mundo Deportivo has now highlighted how the contract extension of teenage central midfielder Ilaix Moriba is a priority for the new president.

Manchester United are trying to sign Barcelona first-team player - Catalan reports - Football Espana
Barcelona utility player Sergi Roberto is wanted by Manchester United and the Catalan giants have named their price, report El Mundo Deportivo. The 29-year-old is out of contract at the Camp Nou in the summer of 2022 and would be willing to listen to offers of €60m for the player, although that may be an optimistic asking price in the current financial climate.

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