FC Barcelona news: August 19, 2022; Preparations continue for Real Sociedad, Barca linked with PSG’s Hakimi

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Great form at the Reale Arena – FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s first away game of their La Liga campaign takes them to Real Sociedad this Sunday at 22:00 CEST. It’s a place where they haven’t lost in six games (four wins and two draws), the best run the Catalans have ever had in San Sebastian.

When and where to watch Real Sociedad – FC Barcelona – FC Barcelona
After a 0-0 draw with Rayo Vallecano at Spotify Camp Nou, FC Barcelona hit the road for the first time in La Liga 2022/23 to visit Real Sociedad. It’s a Sunday at 10:00 p.m. local time, and the global guide below shows what that means in certain countries and regions around the world so you can be sure you can catch the action from the Reale Arena.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang meets with Chelsea representatives over potential transfer – Football España
Barcelona seem to have reached the end of their economic leverage and now need to generate sales to continue their recruitments. One of the names that has emerged as a potential earner is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Atletico Madrid opposes €40m payment to Barcelona for Antoine Griezmann – Football España
Everything seemed to be going well at Atletico Madrid on Monday after their three-goal win over Getafe, but the harmony was abruptly cut short. The problem is Antoine Griezmann. The French striker has been playing consistently throughout pre-season and although he started on the bench against Getafe, he looked razor sharp when he came on.

Juventus are pushing hard to secure a deal for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay down the line – Football España
Juventus are ready to do everything possible to get their Memphis Depay deal as soon as possible according to Fabrizio Romano. The deal would see the Dutchman leave Barcelona on a free transfer and could also be significant in regards to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s proposed move to Chelsea.

Barcelona plan to challenge Real Betis for the signing of Hector Bellerin – Football España
Xavi Hernandez is keen to strengthen at right-back this summer and is considering several options after Barcelona’s failure to transfer to Cesar Azpilicueta. Three of those names, according to Diario Sport, are Juan Foyth, Thomas Meunier and Hector Bellerin.

Barcelona consider moving Borussia Dortmund right-back Thomas Meunier – Football España
Barcelona are determined to land a new right-back this summer, even though they missed out on Cesar Azpilicueta. According to Mundo Deportivo, two players they are currently monitoring are Juan Foyth and Thomas Meunier.

Barcelona consider Martin Zubimendi the ideal successor to Sergio Busquets – Football España
Martin Zubimendi is one of the most promising players in Spanish football and the 23-year-old Real Sociedad midfielder has been linked with a move to Barcelona by Mundo Deportivo.

Achraf Hakimi and Malo Gusto on FC Barcelona’s radar for a right-back – SPORT
Barca are looking for a right-back and the options keep piling up. One of the names that has popped up in recent hours is Achraf Hakimi, 23, and an old La Liga acquaintance. According to El Chringuito, the former Madrid player is Barca’s target to strengthen the defence.

Iñigo Martínez has resigned himself to joining Barça only in 2023 – SPORT
Barca’s possible signing of Iñigo Martínez has been postponed. They made Athletic an offer of 15 million euros plus another 5 million in bonuses, but it was rejected by the Bilbao club and the case was closed until next January.

Guardiola: “On the 24th, Bernardo will play for City for sure” – SPORT
Pep Guardiola has calmed down talks that Bernardo Silva will soon sign for FC Barcelona during a chat with Juan Carlos Unzué on Catalunya Ràdio’s El Matí show.

Miralem Pjanic could become key to Memphis Depay’s exit from FC Barcelona – SPORT
According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, to facilitate the Memphis deal, Juventus could waive some bonuses that remain to be paid by FC Barcelona from the Pjanic-Arthur deal, depending on how many appearances the Bosnian has.

Chelsea don’t want to pay 30 million euros for Aubameyang – SPORT
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the new center of attention for FC Barcelona outings. Lewandowski’s arrival pushed him up the pecking order. Although Xavi Hernandez would rather have him in the squad, interest from clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea could convince Barca to take advantage of the Gabonese.

Manchester City assured Bernardo Silva his price would be lowered, Barca will have to wait – SPORT
FC Barcelona’s last hope is Bernardo Silva, the talented Portuguese player from Manchester City. The blues of the sky (Ferran Soriano is their CEO) are resolved: this year, they will not lower its price. Either 100 million euros or no deal.

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