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FC Barcelona News: 30 July 2015; Argentine Duo Cut Vacation Short, Liverpool Ask About Barça Youngster

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Medicals for Mascherano, Messi, Alves, Neymar Jr and Ter Stegen | FC Barcelona
Five more players took medical examinations on Thursday morning and are ready to join in with the preseason preparations. These are Javier Mascherano, Leo Messi, Dani Alves, Neymar Jr and Marc-André Ter Stegen.

Highlights of the game between Chelsea and Barça | FC Barcelona
Barça rounded off their tour of the US with a 2-2 draw against Chelsea. They know head back to Europe to continue their preparations for the coming competitive season. If you missed the game agains Jose Mourinho's team at the FedExField then here is your chance to catch up in just over a minute and a half.

Keepie uppie with Arda Turan and Sergio Busquets | FC Barcelona
Arda Turan and Sergio Busquets faced each other on the pitch for four years while the former was at Atlético Madrid. But the Turk and the Catalan are now team-mates, preparing for a new season in which they’ll be competing side-by-side in the Barça midfield.

The US tour in fifteen stories | FC Barcelona
The preseason tour has come to an end and after 10 days of training, matches, charity events and meetings with prominent US sportsmen, these are the highlights in 15 stories of what was certainly an experience for Luis Enrique's squad and the US fans.

Luis Enrique not planning departures despite Pedro rumours - ESPN FC
Sources told ESPN FC late last week that United were set to begin negotiations for Pedro, and Catalan newspaper Sport reported on Wednesday that the Spain winger, who made only 25 starts in all competitions last season, has decided to leave. However, both Sport and AS have reported that United are yet to make a formal offer, and Luis Enrique told his club's official website: "There are no planned departures.

Andres Iniesta To be Barcelona captain special - ESPN FC
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is delighted to be leading the club in his first official season as captain and says he is hoping for more success. Iniesta, 31, is the oldest player in the Barcelona squad after the departure of Xavi Hernandez to Qatari club Al Sadd SC this summer and has inherited the armband after a Treble winning season.

Barcelona target Nolito can be replaced says Celta Vigo boss - ESPN FC
Celta Vigo coach Eduardo Berizzo accepts there is nothing his club can do if another club wants to pay Nolito's release clause this summer amid reported interest from Barcelona. Nolito, 28, extended his contract with Celta last summer until June 2019 and has an €18 million buyout clause.

Bayern join Pedro chase? | Football Espana
Bayern Munich are reportedly keen on Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez as a replacement for Franck Ribery. It was Pep Guardiola, the current Bayern Coach, who blooded Pedro in the Barca first team and Mundo Deportivo cite reports from Germany that say the trainer would like to be reunited with his protégé.

Liverpool ask Barca for Adama | Football Espana
Representatives from Liverpool are reportedly in Barcelona to ask La Blaugrana for the loan of Adama Traore. The 19-year-old is said to be on the radar of clubs across Europe and Mundo Deportivo cite RAC1 as saying the Reds have travelled to Spain specifically to discuss the forward.

Nine of the best from the current crop of Barcelona's La Masia prospects | Squawka News
Despite [the relegation], the Catalan club’s farmhouse academy is still revered around the world. With this in mind, Squawka has decided to a look at nine-players who could help add a La Masia vibe to the club’s first team again in the coming seasons. Failing that, it could at least act as a list of players for Stoke City manager Mark Hughes to look into…

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