BARCA EXIT ON CARDS FOR KEEPING DUO?
By Nic Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Boudewijn Zenden has been given a squad number, 23, although he is believed to be on his way to Chelsea after securing a transfer following talks in Belgium.
However, it is Arnau (pictured) and Dutruel, both of whom did not impress last season, who seem to have been axed by new coach Carles Rexach.
Young starlet Jose Reina showed signs of being a star in the making, but at just 19 was naturally inconsistent, whilst the signing of South American Roberto Bonano shows Rexach recognised the goalkeeping spot as an especially weak link.
Arnau has been linked to Malaga, whilst Dutruel could return to France, although Real Zaragoza and Alaves are both said to be keen on the player.
Barcelona played Grasshoppers of Zurich on Tuesday, winning 4-2.
Javier Saviola, who has been gifted his favourite number seven shirt, grabbed a brace, whilst Brazilians Geovanni and Fabio Rochemback also got themselves onto the scoresheet, Barca shocking their hosts with three goals in three minutes after being 2-1 down.