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FC Barcelona News: 1 August 2021; Barça beat Stuttgart, Coutinho set to stay

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Valencia CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Stuttgart 0-3 Barça: Three out of three - FC Barcelona
The side that finished ninth in the Bundesliga last season, albeit missing several key players for both medical reasons and due to the Olympics, were never really slowed to get into the game and Ronald Koeman will again be mightily pleased both with his regular names and the several youngsters that have joined them in Germany.

Emerson Royal is in Barcelona - FC Barcelona
Emerson Royal is in Barcelona! The Brazilian full-back, whose transfer was made official on June 2, and who has been taking a break after competing for his country at the Copa America, arrived at El Prat Airport this Saturday, from where he was transferred directly to the Ciutat Esportiva.

Ter Stegen continues his return to fitness - FC Barcelona
The first team squad find themselves in Germany to prepare for the start of the season whilst Barça's German goalkeeper Marc ter Stegen in back at the Ciutat Esportiva continuing his quest for full fitness.

Gerard Pique confident over Lionel Messi's Barcelona return - Football Espana
Barcelona star Gerard Pique is confident Lionel Messi will agree a new contract at the Camp Nou this summer. All eyes will be on Messi on the coming weeks as he returns from a post Copa America family holiday in Ibiza to make an imminent a decision over his future.

Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho to stay at Barcelona after radical turnaround - Football Espana
Antoine Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho have been quite publicly touted for sale this summer, identified by a Barcelona in need of cash as high-value assets. Everything has changed, however, according to Mundo Deportivo and Marca. The pair are now expected to continue at Camp Nou unless a stratospheric offer arrives for either one of them.