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Barcelona coach Xavi grants unwanted players time away to find new clubs

Barcelona coach Xavi has granted his unwanted players extra time off from preseason to find themselves new clubs.

Óscar Mingueza, Samuel Umtiti and Riqui Puig will have an extra week off and won't have to return for the start of Barcelona's preseason on July 4.

The three players have been told not to come in next week by coach Xavi Hernandez to give them more time to find a new club, says Mundo Deportivo.

Xavi had already told them they are not part of his plans next season but they have not yet found a club for next season. Therefore, he has given them a bigger window to resolve their futures.

Danish striker Martin Braithwaite is in the same situation as Mingueza, Umtiti and Puig, although he is not due back until July 11 following his involvement in the Nations League with Denmark.

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