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FC Barcelona News: 29 March 2021; Man United still want Dembélé, Paulo Dybala linked with Barça

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Present and future: Dest (IV) - FC Barcelona
Sergiño Dest is experiencing his first season at FC Barcelona, and with a lot of prominence thanks to Ronald Koeman counting on him to occupy the right side of the attack. Sometimes the left one too. His great offensive projection has helped give the team some attacking momentum, and this season he has played 32 games (26 as a starter) in which he has scored three goals and provided one assist.

De Jong a key part of Koeman's plans - FC Barcelona
Frenkie de Jong has been almost an ever-present for FC Barcelona under coach Ronald Koeman, having been picked more than any other player this season by his fellow Dutchman. This is due to his exceptional performances during the current campaign, and his ability to stay relatively injury-free.

Manchester United remain club most interested in Barça's Dembele - SPORT
One of Barcelona's priorities in the coming weeks is to deal with the contract renewals of three first-team players: Oscar Mingueza, Ilaix Moriba and Ousmane Dembele.

Barcelona monitoring Flamengo defender Natan - SPORT
Barcelona have good reports on Natan, a 1.88m defender who came through the youth teams playing as a full-back. He stands out for his character and his leadership qualities, but he's also technically good, enabling him to bring the ball out from the back well. He is very much the modern centre-back.

Barça making moves to renew Dembele, Ilaix and Mingueza's contracts - SPORT
Barcelona's new sporting structure, led by Mateu Alemany, have spent days analysing information and working on making decisions. There are advanced talks over signings and they're also thinking about who could leave to bring in money and reduce the wage bill, but the priority is to offer new contracts to three players

Paulo Dybala linked in swap deal with Barcelona and Real Madrid - Football Espana
Paulo Dybala has been linked with a move away from Juventus this summer, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and the Premier League elite said to be at the front of the queue to secure his signature. Dybala has shown his talent in Italy, but has recently fallen from prominence in Andrea Pirlo’s thinking, playing just over a quarter of Juventus’ minutes this season.

Joan Laporta and his network of super agents - Football Espana
One thing Joan Laporta can’t be criticised for is his ability to cultivate relationships with football people. The newly-elected Barcelona president has ties with some of the most powerful movers and shakers in the game according to Marca, including a strong network of super agents.