Barcelona sporting director Mateu Alemany has held further talks with Ilaix Moriba’s representatives but no progress has been made.
Barcelona will play a pre-season friendly against RB Salzburg in Austria after cancelling a game against Beitar in Jerusalem which had been opposed by the APF (Palestine FA).
Barcelona has 35 athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics competing in five different sports. Men’s first-team players Pedri, Eric Garcia and Oscar Mingueza are with the Spain squad.
Saul’s future at Atletico remains uncertain but talk of a move to Barcelona has cooled. His agent has also contacted Liverpool and Manchester United about the midfielder.
Ousmane Dembele has returned to France and will work away from the club as he recovers from his latest surgery. He won’t be back in Barcelona until he can work on the pitch.
Lionel Messi’s photo of himself with the Copa America trophy has made Instagram history by becoming the most liked sports photo with almost 20 million likes.
Philippe Coutinho worked out on the grass in Barca’s latest training session as he continues his recovery from knee surgery, while Ansu Fati was in the gym.
Barcelona midfielder Pedri came off the bench to help Spain draw 1-1 with Japan in a warm-up game ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.