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FC Barcelona News: 4 August 2021; All set for Salzburg friendly, Ilaix Moriba drama continues

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Last session at SV Aasen - FC Barcelona
It’s nearly time to say goodbye to Germany. Ronald Koeman and his squad had one last run-out on the SV Aasen field before heading to Salzburg for the fourth preseason friendly.

When and where to watch Red Bull Salzburg v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
Following the game in Stuttgart, the second game of Barça's mini-tour of Central Europe is in Austria at the home of Red Bull Salzburg. The preseason friendly starts at 7.00pm CEST on Wednesday 4 August.

The lowdown on Red Bull Salzburg - FC Barcelona
Barça’s preseason continues on Wednesday at 7.00pm CEST against Red Bull Salzburg. Let’s take a closer at the team that has dominated Austrian football in recent years.

Another session at the Ciutat Esportiva - FC Barcelona
Work never ends at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper as on Tuesday Emerson Royal, after his presentation on Monday at Camp Nou, trained once again with Philippe Coutinho in the second session for the new Barça full back.

Laporta wants more 'flexibility' from La Liga amid Barca salary issues - Football Espana
Joan Laporta has once again asked for more ‘flexibility’ from La Liga over the current salary cap situation at Barcelona. Significantly over their salary cap, Barca are not able to register a new contract for Lionel Messi, nor the new contract of their four new signings Sergio Aguero, Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Emerson Royal.

The three reasons La Liga won't bend to help Barcelona with Lionel Messi - Football Espana
Barcelona’s financial situation has been well-documented this summer. It’s given urgency to securing departures in order to reduce a bloated wage bill, and has made it difficult for the Catalan club to renew Lionel Messi’s contract and register their new signings while still respecting the strict salary cap mandated by the powers-that-be.

Ilaix Moriba not picked by Barcelona B as drama continues - Football Espana
Barcelona want to retain his services, but not by paying him the wages he’s demanding. Dropped from the first team as punishment, he’s now not been selected by Barcelona B to play a friendly against UE Olot according to Mundo Deportivo.

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