Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has warned teammate Ousmane Dembele that he has to focus on football if he wants to make it at the top level.
Dembele, 21, was dropped from the Barca squad before the international break after failing to turn up for training. The club later announced that he had a stomach bug but it provided the platform for a slew of stories about his lifestyle away from the pitch.
Barcelona have watched Krzysztof Piatek, Nicolas Pepe and Luka Jovic this season as they begin to think about a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.
Suarez remains a key figure at Camp Nou but he will turn 32 in January and Barca acknowledge they need to think about the future. Munir El Haddadi is the only other forward in the first team but is out of contract in the summer and is unlikely to sign a new deal as things stand.
Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic will miss the winner-takes-all Nations League game against England at Wembley on Sunday due to injury, manager Zlatko Dalic said on Friday.
Rakitic, who plays for Barcelona, came off in the 67th minute of the 3-2 home win over Spain on Thursday which gave Croatia the chance to top League A Group 4 and claim a place in next year's four-team finals.
"He will go to Barcelona, it's a serious injury. You know that I usually take no risk. If there is a doubt that the injury...