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FC Barcelona News: 3 August 2021; Emerson Royal presented, Barça still interested in Saúl Ñíguez

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Royal committed to giving his all for Barça - FC Barcelona
New signing Royal was the main character in the day's events at FC Barcelona with his official presentation as a blaugrana coming hot on the heels of his first training session as a Barça player.

Royal trains for the first time at the Ciutat Esportiva - FC Barcelona
On Monday Emerson Royal trained together with Philippe Coutinho at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper as the two Brazilians did some ball work and some fitness work on the training ground. Sergio Agüero continued his preparations also at the training ground for the upcoming season.

Double training to start the week - FC Barcelona
Training has continued at the SV Aasen facility in Germany, with Ronald Koeman and his men back out on the field at 10am this morning.

Laporta: 'Messi wants to stay at Barça and we must make sure he does' - FC Barcelona
Barça president uses Royal's official presentation to discuss a number of other topics of concern to fans going into the new season

Joan Laporta issues harsh warning to Ilaix Moriba over Barcelona renewal - Football Espana
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has told Ilaix Moriba the club will not be held to ransom over his renewal. Moriba and his representatives have been locked in contract extension talks since the start of 2021 with his deal running out at the end of the 2021/22 season.

Joan Laporta drops hint over Lionel Messi contract extension at Barcelona - Football Espana
Barcelona club president Joan Laporta has dropped a further hint over his confidence on Lionel Messi signing a contract extension. Messi is currently on holiday in Ibiza after returning to Spain following Copa America duty with Argentina earlier this summer.

De Jong impressed with new Barcelona signing Memphis
Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong has issued his verdict on new club teammate Memphis Depay. Memphis joined Barca on a free transfer from Lyon after four years with the French club this summer.

Barcelona still interested in Saúl Ñiguez if Antoine Griezmann departs - Football Espana
Barcelona are still said to be interested in pulling off a deal for Saúl Ñiguez this summer despite their financial issues. The Catalan giants were in talks over a deal to swap Antoine Griezmann for the Atletico Madrid star, a deal that would significantly reduce their salary bill.

Martin Braithwaite not interested in Barcelona exit this summer - Football Espana
Martin Braithwaite remains intent on a Barcelona stay amid talk he could be sold by the Blaugrana this summer. Barcelona are in fire sale mode as they look to lower their salary cap in a bid to re-register Lionel Messi and ratify their four new signings with La Liga.

Barcelona set for boost as Pjanic's agent sets transfer meeting - Football Espana
Barcelona have received a potential boost in their bid to offload unwanted midfielder Miralem Pjanic this summer. Pjanic is one of the players who has been earmarked for a departure as Barca plot their way out of financial crisis.

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