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FC Barcelona News: 26 July 2021; Alejandro Balde set for promotion, Roma make bid for Lenglet

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Gimnastic de Tarragona - Friendly Match Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Tokyo 2020: FC Barcelona Olympic Diary - FC Barcelona
A late goal from Mikel Oyarzabal secures 1-0 victory for Spain against Australia. A draw against Argentina in the final game will now be enough to see la Roja through to the quarter finals. Pedri was once again quite outstanding, not just in attack but also in terms of his defensive responsibilities.

Barcelona B team star to step up as Jordi Alba back up option in 2021/22 - Football Espana
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman could be saved the need to sign a new left back this summer following rapid rise of Alejandro Balde. Koeman has been linked with a string of possible transfer targets ahead of the 2021/22 La Liga season with Valencia skipper Jose Luis Gaya rumoured to be his first choice after Junior Firpo moved on to Leeds United.

Joan Laporta open to 'all proposals' on Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann - Football Espana
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has dropped another hint over the future of Antoine Griezmann at the club this summer. French star Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move away from the Camp Nou ahead of the 2020/21 La Liga season as Laporta aims to improve their financial situation.

The three options open to Barcelona B forward Rey Manaj regarding his future - Football Espana
Rey Manaj has looked revitalised so far this pre-season, note Diario Sport. The Barcelona B man has been playing with the first-team and scored a hat-trick against Gimnastic, making him an interesting asset indeed for a Barcelona in dire need of funds.

Roma make opening bid for Lenglet - Football Italia
According to reports in Spain, Roma have made an opening bid to sign Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet. José Mourinho has added the French centre-back to his shopping list and the Giallorossi have had a €15m bid rejected by Barcelona, reports Catalan paper Sport.

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