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FC Barcelona News: 2 July 2021; Key Messi meeting, Griezmann and Mbappe rumors

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A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Laporta & Tebas to hold key meeting in relation to Messi’s Barcelona future | Sport

Joan Laporta and La Liga chief Javier Tebas will hold a key meeting on Friday in relation to Lionel Messi’s future. Barca are looking for a solution to La Liga’s salary cap.

Ferran Reverter, new CEO of FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona

Ferran Reverter has been appointed as the new CEO of Barcelona and takes over from Oscar Grau. He will report directly to president Joan Laporta.

L’Equipe: Friction between France’s Griezmann & Mbappe at Euro 2020 | Sport

Reports in France claim there was friction between Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe at Euro 2020. The PSG star is said to be jealous of the Barca attacker’s role in the team.

Messi gets cheeky Newell’s offer as Barcelona contract runs out | AS

Lionel Messi has received a cheeky approach from Newell’s Old Boys. The Tweet read, “Hi Leo, are you there? In Argentina it is just now July 1 ... [Nothing ventured nothing gained].”

Barcelona hope to finalise exits for Junior Firpo & Pjanic in coming days | Sport

Barcelona are hoping to finalize exits for Junior Firpo and Miralem Pjanic in the coming days. Firpo is heading to Leeds United, while Pjanic is wanted by clubs in Italy and England.

Xavi on Messi’s future: “Leo needs Barca and Barca needs Leo” | Football Espana

Xavi has been talking about Lionel Messi’s future and is confident the Argentine will stay at the Camp Nou. He said, “Leo needs Barcelona and Barcelona needs Leo.”

Messi shirts still available in Barça shop as forward becomes free agent | Sport

Barcelona shirts bearing Lionel Messi’s name are still available in the club’s shops despite the forward’s contract with the Catalan giants having ended.