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FC Barcelona News: 25 August 2021; Ansu Fati returns to training, Ilaix Moriba latest

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Ansu Fati completes part of the training session with the squad - FC Barcelona
The second session of the week on Tuesday saw an important new face: Ansu Fati completed part of the session with the rest of the squad as he continues his recovery from the injury he sustained in a match against Betis back in November 2020.

Samuel Umtiti is determined to stay at Barcelona this season - Football Espana
Samuel Umtiti is determined to stay at Barcelona this season according to Mundo Deportivo, despite an expectation in recent weeks that the Frenchman would agree to leave Catalonia to help the Blaugrana alleviate the gravity of their financial situation.

Barcelona meet with agent of Roberto and Busquets over salary reduction - Football Espana
Barcelona will meet with the agent of another two first-team stars to negotiate salary reductions today. The Blaugrana have worked to reduce a number of the big earners’ salaries, with the likes of Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba taking a pay cut to help the club amid their financial crisis. Barca are somewhere around €1billion in debt and close to 90% salary mass compared to income.

Barcelona holding out for €20m in Ilaix Moriba transfer talks - Football Espana
Barcelona are said to be in talks with RB Leipzig over the potential transfer of Ilaix Moriba. The Catalan giants have failed to reach a deal with Ilaix over a new contract, the academy product seemingly holding out for more money than offered. Barcelona have been clear that they won’t be offering any more money, and without a new contract, the midfielder must be sold given he is out of contract next summer.

Lucas Torreira's move to Fiorentina complicates things for Pjanic - SPORT
The former Atletico Madrid player, according to the journalist Fabrizio Romano, will arrive in Italy this week to undergo a medical ahead of his signing. Torreira's move to Fiorentina closes the door on Miralem Pjanic, the Barcelona midfielder who was another option for the Serie A club.

Barça are furious with Umtiti as defender refuses to leave Camp Nou - SPORT
Barça are growing impatient with Samuel Umtiti's attitude. The French defender, who has refused to accept the reality of his situation, has shown a total reluctance to even listen to offers. He is determined to see out the remainder of his contract, despite being told by Ronald Koeman that he doesn't feature in his plans.

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