Arda dropped for Supercopa

Arda Turan has been left out of Barcelona’s squad for the Supercopa first leg against Real Madrid on Sunday.

Arda barely featured for Barca during preseason, amidst speculation that he is surplus to requirements at Camp Nou and will leave the club before August 31.

The Turkish midfielder is joined on the sidelines by Marlon, Sergi Samper, Munir El Haddadi and Douglas, all of whom have similarly been linked with the exit door.

Thomas Vermaelen and Andre Gomes are also absent, but the defender is still struggling with a knock from the Gamper Trophy, while the Portuguese is not deemed fit enough, despite being cleared to play.

Barca squad for Madrid: Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Semedo, Pique, Rakitic, Busquets, Denis, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi, Mascherano, Deulofeu, Alcacer, Alba, Digne, Sergi Roberto, Aleix Vidal, Umtiti

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