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FC Barcelona News: 26 June 2021; Coutinho, Pjanic rumors, big change to Copa del Rey

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Barcelona will have to free up 200 million euros in wages if Messi renews | Marca

Barcelona will have to free up 200 million euros in wages if Lionel Messi renews his contract at the Camp Nou in order to comply with La Liga’s salary cap.

Coutinho will have to lower his salary to leave Barça | Sport

Philippe Coutinho will have to take a pay cut to leave Barcelona. The Brazilian’s future is unclear but Inter or Leicester City may be willing to take him on loan.

In France they confirm that PSG thinks of Pjanic | Mundo Deportivo

Miralem Pjanic is expected to leave Barcelona this summer to help trim the wage bill and is wanted at Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in France.

Still no renewal agreement between Messi and FC Barcelona | AS

There is still no renewal agreement between Lionel Messi and Barcelona. The 34-year-old’s current deal expires in less than a week.

Paredes: Giving the ball to Messi is not always the best option | Marca

Leandro Paredes says it’s not always the best option just to give the ball to captain Lionel Messi. The PSG star said he needs to have the ball where he can make the difference.

Is Sergiño Dest playing at the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup? | AS

Sergino Dest will not be playing for the USMNT at July’s CONCACAF Gold Cup because coach Gregg Berhalter has opted to rest some of his players.

Away goals dropped from Copa del Rey for 2021-22 | Football Espana

The RFEF has followed in UEFA’s footsteps by scrapping the away goals rule for next season’s Copa del Rey tournament.

Barca join the push in Europe to sign Mikkel Damsgaard | Sport

Barcelona are keeping tabs on Denmark international Mikkel Damsgaard who has caught the eye playing for his country at Euro 2020.

Pedri issues his verdict on Messi’s contract situation | Football Espana

Pedri has been talking about Lionel Messi and hopes he stays at Barcelona. He said, “If it was up to me, he already would have signed, but this something that Leo must decide.”