Final session of the week - FC Barcelona
Second and final session of the week for Xavi Hernández's squad this Friday with all the available players at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Also involved in the session were U19 squad members Cantero, Biel Vicens, Lamine Yamal, Jan Molina, Unai, Luzzi, Héctor Fort and Yaakobishvili.
FC Barcelona international diary - FC Barcelona
Our guide to how Barca’s players fare with their respective national teams during the international break
Javier Tebas defends Barca from Al-Khelafi criticism - SPORT
Nasser Al-Khelaifi spoke at the most recent ECA meeting and took a pop at Barcelona. “We have to be careful, dangerous levels of debt and injecting capital as if by magic is not a sustainable path. We have to think long term, not short term,” he said. Comments Javier Tebas did not like.
Laporta and Frenkie de Jong have agreed to negotiate salary readjustment at the end of the season - SPORT
It was a long summer with the Dutchman's name Frenkie de Jong on everyone's lips. The midfielder was in the running to leave Barça almost until the last day of the transfer window.
PSG chief Al-Khelaifi takes a pop at Barcelona - SPORT
PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi, also the ECA (European Clubs Association) president, has hit out at Barcelona over their summer expenditure.
Van Gaal is pessimistic about Memphis's injury; optimistic about De Jong's injury - SPORT
It was a horrid night for Barça in the Nations League matches during this international break. Ousmane Dembélé and Jules Koundé were forced off with injuries for France.
Pessimism over Jules Kounde injury for the Clasico - SPORT
Bad news for Xavi Hernandez. Jules Kounde, one of Barcelona’s most important defenders, and Memphis Depay, are injured in the international break. The French defender has been key since he was registered for his team, decisive in both boxes - three clean sheets and three assists in five appearances.
Memphis Depay and Jules Koundé expected to return to Barcelona to diagnose the full extent of their injuries - SPORT
Jules Koundé and Memphis Depay, two of Barça's players in action on the first day of the international break, will return to Barcelona to undergo diagnostic tests to establish the exact extent of their injuries.
Ansu Fati working on his psychological aspect to return to his best soon - SPORT
A lot has been said about Ansu Fati in recent weeks, mainly due to his lack of presence in the Barça first team. Xavi has been using the youth player very sparingly so far.