Barca are not only looking to strengthen their front line, in which names like Jovic or Griezmann are in the headlines day after day. The arrival of De Ligt, the central defender of the future, is another of their priorities.
Gerard Lopez has asked not to politicise the decision taken by some clubs such as Valladolid, Villarreal, Huesca and Rayo Vallecano to refuse to release their players for the friendly between Catalonia and Venezuela. As a result, the Catalans will not be at full strength for the clash.
Dani Alves did not ignore rumours which suggested he had renewed his PSG contract which expires in the summer. The Brazilian retweeted the story with emoticons of astonishment, laughter and even a Pinnochio nose!