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FC Barcelona News: 24 June 2021; Dembele surgery date set, Buffon rejected move

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Ousmane Dembélé to undergo surgery on June 28 | FC Barcelona

Ousmane Dembele will undergo surgery in Finland on June 28 on the dislocated biceps tendon in his right knee by Dr Lasse Lempainen.

Buffon on turning down Barcelona’s offer: “I didn’t want to be No.2” | Sport

Gianluigi Buffon reportedly turned down the chance to join Barcelona this summer because he did not want to spend the season as a back-up to Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Guardiola and Luis Enrique compare Messi to Shakespeare and Dali | Marca

Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique have compared Lionel Messi to William Shakespeare and Salvador Dali in a new documentary broadcast on TV3.

Spain qualify for the European Championship Round of 16 | FC Barcelona

Spain qualified for the last 16 of the Euros on Wednesday by beating Slovakia 5-0 to finish second in the group. Luis Enrique’s side go on to play Croatia.

Busquets tears up: I’ve had a pretty bad time | Marca

Sergio Busquets was tearful after Spain’s win over Slovakia at Euro 2020. The midfielder admitted he did not know if he would be allowed to rejoin the squad.

Athletic Club 0-4 Barça: Yet another win! | FC Barcelona

Barcelona Femeni picked up a 31st league win of the season on Wednesday against Athletic. Patri Guijarro, Berta Bou, Asisat Oshoala and Alexia Putellas were all on target.

‘Barca need to bring wage bill down for Messi to stay’ La Liga chief Javier Tebas | Eurosport

La Liga chief Javier Tebas says Barcelona must reduce their wage bill if they are to be able to keep Lionel Messi at the club.

Barcelona will announce sale ‘in next few hours’ – Exit needed for finances | Sport Witness

Barcelona is expected to announce the departure of Konrad de la Fuente shortly. The winger will join French side Marseille for around €5m.