Angel Di Maria has no consent to join Juventus this mid year after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, as per Fabrizio Romano.
The Argentine has a choice to join Barcelona on a free transfer and Xavi has been in contact with the 34-year-old forward.
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The Barca manager has called Di Maria to talk about terms of the possible arrangement as the La Liga side hope to finish the arrangement rapidly.
The Argentine will have no issues joining Barcelona in spite of previously playing for Real Madrid, expressing that his relationship with Madrid was ‘done’.
Source: FabrizioRomano @ Twitter
Xavi sends message to Barcelona supporters after their goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano
Barcelona boss Xavi asked the fans for “patience” after his side were held to a goalless draw against Rayo Vallecano in the initial match of their LaLiga season.
The hosts dominated possession but were wasteful in the final third, hitting the target with just six of their 21 attempts on goal , though they did see two efforts chalked off by the linesman’s flag.
It expands Barcelona’s fruitless streak in LaLiga to three games without an goal or win, extending back to the furthest limit of last season – whenever the club first have had such a sequence since October 2003.
After weeks of uncertainty, the club were able to register new recruits Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie, all of whom made their debuts in the draw, but the tame performance shows plenty of work is still to come.
Barca are yet to register Jules Kounde, signed from Sevilla, and continue to be linked with further additions before the transfer window closes on September 1 – with Xavi pleading with fans to trust in the club’s process.
“We wanted to show people that we’re on the right track because we’ve shown expectations, but it’s the beginning,” he said.
“We ask for patience and that people believe in this team. It is a disappointment today but it is the beginning and we must continue to believe in this game model that is the one that has to lead us to success.
“Because of the expectations generated, I think the team has been thicker, more tense. I tried to tell them that now the pressure is for me, for the coach. But Rayo has done a very good tactical job. The penalty is not having scored a goal. We must continue to grow.”
Barcelona travel to face Real Sociedad next weekend and plenty could change in the coming days, with new registrations required, further signings touted and the potential for departures.
Barcelona 0-0 Rayo Vallecano: Barca start league season with goalless draw at home
Barcelona were frustrated in their opening La Liga game as Rayo Vallecano held on for a goalless draw.
Robert Lewandowski was among the summer recruits that were making their debuts, but he could not break the deadlock.
The Poland striker was adjudged offside with a first-half effort, and smashed the best chance after the break wide.
Sergio Camello nearly grabbed a winner for Vallecano, while Barca midfielder Sergio Busquets was sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow card.
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JUST IN: Barcelona registers every summer signing except Jules Kounde
Barcelona have had the option to enlist their new summer signings ahead of their La Liga opener against Rayo Vallecano.
The Blaugrana have registered the like of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie in the crew.
Jules Kounde, be that as it may, hasn’t been registered at this point, as it very well may be postponed as he’s presently recovering from injury.
Barca have additionally had the option to register Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto, who re-endorsed with them recently.
The club have been helped by pulling the fourth financial switch – selling 24.5% of Barca Studios – to create €100m pay.
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