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FC Barcelona News: 2 August 2021; Training continues in Germany, Samuel Umtiti, Ilaix Moriba latest

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Girona - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images

The training continues in Germany - FC Barcelona
Another day at the training camp at Baden-Württemberg. Ronald Koeman's squad put in another training session following their win in their third preseason friendly of the campaign against Stuttgart.

First visit to Austria since 1993 - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona face Red Bull Salzburg for the first time ever on Wednesday (7.00pm CEST, live on Barça TV+). And the team has been long due a visit to Austria, a country that it hasn’t visited, either for a competitive match or a friendly, for 28 years.

Lille set asking price for Barcelona target Renato Sanches - Football Espana
Ligue 1 champions Lille have set an asking price of €35m for star midfielder Renato Sanches. The Portuguese international played a key role in their title win last season and he turned in a string of eye catching displays at Euro 2020.

Samuel Umtiti sets out Barcelona exit demands - Football Espana
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is willing to leave the club this summer but only if he can join another major European club. The French international has been told he is free to move on from Catalonia ahead of the 2021/22 season with boss Ronald Koeman instructed to urgently reduce their bloated wage bill.

Ronald Koeman delighted with Memphis Depay and Antoine Griezmann connection - Football Espana
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is delighted by the preseason form of key pair Antoine Griezmann and Memphis Depay. Both players have looked razor sharp during summer action with Griezmann winning a late penalty for Depay to tuck home a debut goal in the 3-1 friendly win over Girona last month.

Ilaix Moriba selected for pre-season with Barcelona B as contract standoff continues - Football Espana
Ilaix Moriba’s future is still up in the air at Barcelona according to Mundo Deportivo. The 18-year-old has been called up to Barcelona B’s pre-season camp, excluded from the first team due to the problems with his contract negotiations. Ilaix is one of 26 players selected by Sergi Barjuan.

Lionel Messi won't return to Barcelona training until he signs a new contract - Football Espana
Lionel Messi should be returning to Barcelona training tomorrow, alongside other Copa America participants Sergio Aguero and Emerson. He won’t, however, as he’s technically a free agent. The Argentine won’t set foot in the Ciutat Esportiva until he signs a new contract with the Blaugrana according to Mundo Deportivo.

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