Bartomeu, Luis Enrique and Zubizarreta. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

President Bartomeu chats with the players. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

President Josep Maria Bartomeu has made it to Birmingham, where the first team have been training since Monday. He had supper with the players, as well as manager Luis Enrique and director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta, who has also been in England since Monday.

Bartomeu will be joining the players on Saturday’s trip to Nice (8.45 PM CET), with the flight to France leaving first thing in the morning.