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FC Barcelona News: 1 April 2023; All set for Elche trip, Chelsea want Alejandro Balde

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

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Xavi names 21 man squad for trip to Elche - FC Barcelona
With the international break now over, La Liga returns with a trip to the Martínez Valero stadium awaiting FC Barcelona on Saturday, kick off 9pm CEST.

FC Barcelona statement - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona is in the process of sealing financing for the Espai Barça and announces that negotiations will be completed next week.

Chelsea in the WCL semifinals - FC Barcelona
An incredible finish saw Chelsea through on penalties for a rematch of the memorable Champions League final in Gothenburg, with the return leg in Spotify Camp Nou at the end of April

PSG planning for future with or without Messi as Barcelona links grow - SPORT
It is the fifth time in seven years that PSG have been knocked out of Europe's top competition in the first knockout round. A reshuffle is in the works, with or without Lionel Messi.

Xavi launches a staunch Gavi defence: The problem is he plays for Barça - SPORT
Xavi Hernández was very blunt in the press conference prior to FC Barcelona's visit to Elche when he was asked about the campaigns that have been promoted from Madrid to discredit Gavi.

Barça's Xavi Hernandez: "I only care about Ansu, not his father or his camp" - SPORT
Xavi Hernández has come out to clarify the controversy surrounding Ansu Fati's future. The Barcelona coach wanted to calm things down with the situation in a press conference after the controversy over his father's words.

Barça coach Xavi gives his view on the possible return of Lionel Messi - SPORT
FC Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández spoke about the possibility of Lionel Messi returning at the end of the current season at the press conference ahead of the game against Elche: "It's not the time to talk about Leo's return. There's a world between now and then, but I'll be the first to do everything possible to bring him back."

Barça vice president Yuste: "We are in contact with Lionel Messi's camp" - SPORT
FC Barcelona vice-president Rafa Yuste confirmed at the press conference to present the 10th edition of the Barça Academy World Cup that the club's sporting management is in contact with Leo Messi's camp in order to explore the Argentine star's return to Spotify Camp Nou.

Premier League side Chelsea interested in signing Barcelona's Balde - SPORT
Barcelona's sporting department has set as an absolute priority the renewal of Alejandro Balde, a player whose contract expires in 2024. Negotiations are on the right path, although they are not closed, and it would also be necessary to be able to register the new contract while avoiding the salary cap problems.

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