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FC Barcelona News: 24 August 2021; Miralem Pjanic latest, Jordi Alba agrees paycut

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

Athletic Club v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Recovery session on Monday - FC Barcelona
On Monday the first team squad returned to training after the 1-1 draw against Athletic Club in Bilbao which featured Memphis' first goal in official competition for the blaugranes.

Yusuf Demir: 'An honour to play for this beautiful club' - FC Barcelona
Yusuf Demir will never forget San Mamés, where the Austrian on loan from Rapid Vienna made his FC Barcelona debut on Sunday. The 18-year-old came on as a replacement for Martin Braithwaite after 61 minutes, thus becoming the first player from his country to feature in the blaugrana jersey since the great Hans Krankl.

Barcelona and Jordi Alba reach pay cut agreement - Football Espana
Barcelona have reportedly reached an agreement with Jordi Alba over a pay cut for the defender. The Spanish international has been in prolonged talks with the La Blaugrana board over a structured deal as they aim to reduce an inflated wage bill in the coming months.

Memphis pictured holding foot during Barcelona's draw with Athletic Club - Football Espana
Gerard Pique suffered another injury setback, this time with a calf problem, while Eric Garcia was sent off late on. And according to Mundo Deportivo, Memphis also suffered a minor injury. No injury has been confirmed, but Memphis was pictured holding his right leg during the celebration of his goal, and he continued to reach for it in subsequent moments of the game.

Barcelona handed Pjanic boost as Napoli make contact - Football Espana
The midfielder’s former club Juventus looked the most likely option following the return of manager Massimiliano Allegri, but they turned elsewhere, leaving Pjanic sitting uncomfortably with just days to go in the summer transfer window. But according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport via Mundo Deportivo, there is fresh hope.

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