Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has claimed Chelsea target Gerard Pique is out of the squad for technical reasons.
The defender is struggling to break into Enrique’s plans this season and been linked with a return to England where Chelsea are keen.
And they will be boosted by the Barca bosses lasts announcement.
As quoted on the Marca website, he said: “He has been out of the squad for technical reasons I will not discuss things about dressing room today or never.”
He added: “I am (worried). I would be even more if there was a different attitude from the players, but it is not. What I am p***ed about is the same as all the players. Today was not the day.”