Laporta is hopeful that the 35-year-old will be able to return to Barca before he hangs up his boots.
Klopp did not dwell on that misery for more than 24 hours as he quickly turned his attention to the coming season.
The 25-year-old is Arteta's second raid on Premier League champions City since the end of last season after their £45 million signing of Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus.
The 30-year-old's switch to the Red Devils completes an incredible return after his brush with death last year.
Atletico Madrid’s win away at Elche was enough to ensure Atleti will be playing in the Champions League next term.
Needing four points from their final two games of the season, Milan stand on the brink of a first Serie A title since 2011.
The Brazilian has impressed since arriving at Villa on loan in January after struggling to make an impact at Barcelona.
Nine clubs distanced themselves from the project but Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus remain on board with the concept.
Barca, in second, are eight points clear of Betis, in fifth, and if they can extend that gap to 11 with three games left to play, their spot in the Champions League will be secure.
Manchester City must pick themselves off the floor for the visit of Newcastle in the Premier League.
Sixth-placed United are six points adrift of the top four and could miss out on European football completely next season.
Klopp's side are bidding to become the first English club to lift all four major trophies in a single season.
Third-placed Chelsea cannot afford another disappointing display this weekend as they try to move a step closer to sealing qualification for next season's Champions League.
Frappart will take charge of the match between Nice and Nantes at the Stade de France in Paris on May 7.
Erik ten Hag will become Manchester United manager next season, tasked with turning around nearly a decade of decline.
Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his gratitude to Liverpool fans for their show of support after his newborn baby son died.
Frankfurt go through to the last four and the German club will now be eyeing a first European triumph since they won the UEFA Cup in 1980.
Leicester battled back to beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 on Thursday in the Europa Conference League to reach a European semi-final for the first time in their history.
Three sides of the stadium have been expanded over the past three decades but the South Stand has remained a problem due to the proximity of a railway line.
That was the ideal preparation for the seismic showdown with City, who also face Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on April 16.