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FC Barcelona News: 5 July 2021; Pjanic & Umtiti can leave, Arsenal eye Neto

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Barcelona are ready to let Pjanic walk | Marca

Barcelona want to let Miralem Pjanic go for free and his exit would free up around 8 million euros from the wage bill. However, the midfielder has not yet accepted the offer.

Busquets: “It’s a privilege to have Luis Enrique as head coach” | AS

Spain coach Sergio Busquets has been full of praise for coach Luis Enrique ahead of the team’s Euro 2020 semi-final against Italy on Tuesday.

Signing for Arsenal is Brazilian’s ‘first option’ this summer | Sport Witness

Arsenal have emerged as favorites to land Barcelona back-up goalkeeper Neto this summer. Everton and Roma are also said to be interested.

Tebas said ‘no’ to Barça | Sport

Javier Tebas met Joan Laporta and Mateo Alemany to discuss the club’s financial problems and told the club they must abide by the same rules as everyone else.

Umtiti on Barcelona’s contract termination offer: Thanks, but no thanks | Marca

Barcelona have also offered to terminate Samuel Umtiti’s contract but the center-back wants to fulfil his deal at the Camp Nou that has another two years to run.

Making room for Messi | Marca

Barcelona are working hard to offload players in order to be able to finalize Lionel Messi’s contract renewal but know it will not be easy convincing players to go.

Barça: A wink from Barca towards Lionel Messi’s renewal | Sport

Lionel Messi is no longer technically a Barcelona player but the club has still praised him on social media for his exploits at the Copa America which suggests he is staying.

‘Everything ready’ for Leeds United signing to be official today | Sport Witness

Junior Firpo is expected to be unveiled as a Leeds United player on Monday. The left-back will move for a fee of €15m which will be paid in two instalments.

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