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FC Barcelona News: 31 March 2021; First team back in training, Barça want Lautaro Martínez again

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Second session of the week - FC Barcelona
Ronald Koeman and his team have continued the preparations that begun on Monday after returning from a short break. The Tuesday morning venue was once again pitch 2 at the Ciutat Esportiva, with Iñaki Peña, Arnau Tenas and Ilaix Moriba of barça B also working out with the main squad after exercising individually on Monday.

Present and future: Riqui Puig (VI) - FC Barcelona
Riqui Puig came to Barça at the age of 14 in the 2013/14 season to form part of the U16B squad. From that point on he has shown his quality and potential all through the age groups at la Masia whilst also forming part of the U19 squad that won the 2018 UEFA Youth League.

Barca return for Inter's Lautaro Martinez - SPORT
RAC1 reported, and SPORT have confirmed, that Barca have reactivated their interest in Lautaro, a player backed by Ramon Planes, whom Ronald Koeman and his staff like a lot. He would be the alternative if Barcelona cannot sign Erling Haaland, the in demand Dortmund striker.

Lyon chief Aulas on Memphis Depay's future - SPORT
Jean-Michel Aulas, Lyon president, spoke at a press conference for Marcelo’s contract renewal and was asked about Memphis Depay. The Dutch striker is on FC Barcelona’s agenda as a free signing this summer.

Ronald Koeman rules out Kun Aguero as a Barca signing definitively - SPORT
Barcelona have been linked to Kun Aguero, the Manchester City striker who is leaving at the end of the season, but Ronald Koeman does not want him. The Dutch coach, SPORT have learned, is sticking with his initial posture and does not want the 32 year old Argentine forward. The Dutch coach would rather bring in Memphis Depay from Lyon, also for free.

Ousmane Dembele is “a war machine” claim L'Equipe - SPORT
The French publication is impressed by Dembele’s fitness and say the key is his physique. They say he has a personal fitness team that works with him in Barcelona at his home and now it is reaping results.

Erling Haaland to Dortmund: I have a house in Spain - SPORT
Erling Haaland will be one of the transfer window protagonists. The Borussia Dortmund forward is wanted by Europe’s best sides and his intention will be to leave the German club in this window. Per Deportes Cuatro, he has already informed them of his plan.

Barcelona have doubts over David Alaba signing - SPORT
David Alaba’s arrival at Camp Nou next season is complicated. Barcelona are ready to step away from the potential signing of the Austrian because his wage demands are too high. The club are prioritising the arrival of a centre forward.

Barcelona to name two new vice presidents - Football Espana
The restructuring of Barcelona under the new club president Joan Laporta is continuing with two new vice presidents set to be appointed at the Camp Nou. Juli Guiu and Antoni Escudero are set to be appointed with Guiu heading the marketing department while Escudero will be at the top of the social area.

The Barcelona youngster who immediately caught the eye of Ronald Koeman - Football Espana
There have been multiple young stars who have blossomed at Barcelona this season including Pedri, Ilaix Moriba, Oscar Mingueza and Ansu Fati. However, despite not making his first-team debut thus far, Nico Gonzalez could be the next big talent to break into the squad.

The player set to leave Barcelona after playing just 17 minutes for the club - Football Espana
It was only a year ago that he made the switch to Spanish football, but Matheus Fernandes now looks set to move on from Barcelona after just 17 minutes in the first-team. The Brazilian moved from Palmeiras in a curious deal worth €7m last year and he was immediately loaned to Real Valladolid, where he made just three appearances.