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FC Barcelona News: 14 July 2021; Neto offers rejected, Messi in Copa America best XI

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Neto close to staying in Catalonia as Barcelona turn down two offers | Marca

Back-up goalkeeper Neto could end up staying at Barcelona after the Catalans turned down two offers for the Brazilian from the Premier League and Serie A.

Messi in the Copa América best XI | FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi has been named in the Copa America team of the tournament after helping Argentina win the title in Brazil.

Pique to Casillas: Idiot? Isn’t that what Florentino said about you in the audio? | Marca

Gerard Pique has poked fun at former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas during an exchange between the two players on social media.

Barça’s high earners will need to agree to a 40% wage cut to fund Messi’s renewal | Sport

Barca need the club’s top earners to agree to a 40% pay cut if they are to be able to afford Lionel Messi’s new contract this summer and stay within La Liga’s salary cap.

The first swap Barcelona wanted: Griezmann for Joao Felix | Marca

Barca wanted to swap Antoine Griezmann for Joao Felix but the idea was “instantly dismissed” by Atletico Madrid.

Messi ‘suffered a lot’ with Maradona comparisons, claims son | Goal

Diego Maradona Junior says that Argentina captain Lionel Messi has suffered a lot from constant comparisons with his late father.

Ansu Fati: nearing the end of a frustrating eight-month layoff? | Sport

Ansu Fati’s recovery is progressing well but Barca are being careful and don’t want to set any deadlines. He’s not expected to play the two friendlies against Nastic or Girona.