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FC Barcelona News: 28 July 2021; Busquets and Alba return to training, Juventus close to Pjanic

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Girona FC - Friendly Match Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Two Tuesday workouts - FC Barcelona
Work goes on for FC Barcelona at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, with Ronald Koeman holding not one but two sessions this Tuesday.

Memphis and De Jong: The Dutch connection continues - FC Barcelona
Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong played 30 minutes side-by-side in Barça jerseys for the first time against Girona on Saturday, but they already know each other perfectly well from their time defending the Dutch national colours.

Memphis Depay: "Everyone's been very kind to me, I feel really welcome in the dressing room" - Football Espana
Memphis Depay is one of the most interesting signings Barcelona have made this summer. The Dutchman made his debut for the club last Saturday evening, scoring a goal in a 3-1 defeat of Girona, and is feeling right at home in Catalonia according to an interview he’s given to Mundo Deportivo.

Barcelona struggling to offload wantaway keeper Neto - Football Espana
Barcelona are struggling to facilitate a move for wantaway goalkeeper Neto this summer. The Brazilian stopper has been earmarked as one of the players who will be shown the door this summer as Barcelona look to reduce their salary.

Barcelona handed boost over Umtiti's fitness amid exit decision - Football Espana
Samuel Umtiti is back and raring for action as Barcelona prepare seek an exit for the defender. Umtiti has suffered from injury issues throughout recent years, missing 25 games across last season alone.

Ilaix receives racist abuse on social media amid Barca contract stand-off - Football Espana
Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba has received a slew of racist abuse online amid his contract stand-off at Camp Nou. The young midfielder is yet to agree a new deal with Barca, keen to earn what his talent merits, while Barca are reportedly keen to save cash amid their financial issues.

Memphis: “I don't care if they say I'm a rebel” - SPORT
Memphis Depay has only been in Barcelona for five days, but this has been enough time for him to catch the eye of many Barça fans, who are known for liking players who bring something different. Players who challenge popular conventions.

Messi could train with Barça before penning new deal - SPORT
It is understood that Leo Messi would be able to start training with Barça's first team squad before he signs a new deal with the club. In other words, he would be allowed to train without officially being a Barcelona player.

Allegri hints that Pjanic signing is all but completed - SPORT
There was much expectation surrounding Maximiliano Allegri's official presentation as the new Juventus manager. When talking about the composition of the first team squad, he was reluctant to confirm various matters. However, he joked about the possible signing of Barça midfielder Miralem Pjanic, without naming him directly.

Busquets and Alba to join squad for Germany training camp - SPORT
Wednesday will mark 21 days since Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba were knocked out of Euro 2020 at the hands of eventual winners Italy. The two players are due back in training tomorrow, and are expected to travel with the first team squad to the pre-season training camp in Germany.

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