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FC Barcelona News: 2 January 2022; All set for Mallorca trip, Neto linked with Flamengo move

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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PREVIEW | Mallorca v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona return to action after the festive break with the first of an unusually high number of away fixtures in the first month of 2022. And while Xavi Hernández already had more than his fair share of injuries to deal with, his troubles have been exasperated by a number of Covid-19 cases in the squad.

The squad for Mallorca - FC Barcelona
Estanis and L. De Vega both get their first ever call-ups in the squad that opens 2022 with a trip to the Balearic Islands

Umtiti and Lenglet medical announcement - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet have taken PCR tests for Covid-19 and the results are negative, meaning they were able to return to training on Saturday.

Trip to Mallorca kicks off a busy January - FC Barcelona
The Christmas break is over and 2022 begins with a very busy January schedule. At the moment there are six fixtures confirmed, but provided Barça win the right games, there will hopefully also be a Spanish Super Cup Final and a second Copa del Rey fixture.

Xavi hails Ferran Torres' mentality following Barcelona arrival - Football Espana
Barcelona boss Xavi has hailed new La Blaugrana star Ferran Torres during his first week at the club. Torres completed a €55m move from Manchester City at the end of 2021 with the deal now ratified following the opening of the 2022 winter transfer window.

Xavi: Dembele cannot miss out on Barça's offer to renew contract - SPORT
Xavi Hernandez has spoken about Ousmane Dembele's situation at Barcelona. The Barça coach said he's not disappointed with the Frenchman and that the process is ongoing.

Neto could go back to Brazilian football - SPORT
Neto’s time at Barcelona is coming to a close. The keeper has asked to leave on various occasions and now it seems like they will let him, in January or at worst in the summer.

Barcelona prepared to swap Memphis to land Juve striker Morata - SPORT
The name Alvaro Morata is the latest to be linked with Barcelona ahead of the January transfer window. According to Diario AS, he's the striker Xavi Hernandez and Barça want to sign due to his goal-scoring ability and his contractual situation (on loan at Juventus but out of contract with Atletico in 2023).