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FC Barcelona News: 31 July 2015; Almost Full Squad Trains, Roma Could Hijack Gerson Deal

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Messi, Mascherano, Alves and Neymar return to training | FC Barcelona
Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Dani Alves and Neymar Jr completed their first day of the 2015/16 preseason this afternoon at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The four players trained under the orders of assistant coaches Rafel Pol and Edu Pons.

Brazilians and Argentinians train with the squad | FC Barcelona
There was another Barça training session on Friday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The squad is now almost fully complete, with Javier Mascherano, Leo Messi, Dani Alves and Neymar Jr there after returning on Thursday and doing their medicals in the morning and training separately in the evening with Rafel Pol and Edu Pons. This morning they re-joined the rest of their team-mates.

Luis Enrique leads, and takes part, in FC Barcelona's training sessions | FC Barcelona
As FC Barcelona's head coach, Luis Enrique not only runs the team's training sessions but he also takes part when it comes to doing some of the tougher exercises in his players' daily workouts, including sit-ups and push-ups.

US women thrilled by FC Barcelona visit | FC Barcelona
While the first team were on tour in the United States, Barça TV was delighted to be able to catch up with two members of the country’s recently crowned World Cup winning team. Defender Ali Krieger and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris play for the Washington Spirit in the NWSL, and were there to see the Catalans play Chelsea in their third and final friendly on American soil.

Bartomeu maintains Neymar innocence | Football Espana
The President, his predecessor Sandro Rosell and the club are due to stand trial on charges of tax evasion relating to the Brazilian’s transfer from Santos in 2013, while a Spanish judge agreed to investigate a legal complaint from DIS, the player’s former third-party owners, last month.

Bartomeu expects Pedro stay | Football Espana
Josep Maria Bartomeu has reiterated that he expects Pedro Rodriguez to stay at Barcelona, despite heavy speculation linking the forward with Manchester United. The 27-year-old is being tipped to join the Red Devils before September 1 after accepting defeat in his bid to displace one of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, but the President insists La Blaugrana’s squad for next season is "complete".

Barca opt against UEFA appeal? | Football Espana
Barcelona have reportedly decided against appealing the €30,000 fine issued to them by UEFA for pro-Catalan flags during the Champions League final on June 6. Despite the likes of Josep Maria Bartomeu and Gerard Pique publicly criticising the punishment, AS claims it has received confirmation from both the club and governing body that an appeal will not be launched.

Roma have Gerson deal? | Football Italia
The Brazilian appears set to join the Giallorossi for an agreed fee of €15m, according to Spanish outlet El Mundo Deportivo. Barcelona paid €4m to have transfer precedence on the player and are still in the race. Fluminense have already informed them of their agreement with Roma.

Adama Traore scout report: Ten things to know about potential Liverpool signing | EmpireOfTheKop.com
Liverpool are thought to be closing in on a deal to make Barcelona winger Adama Traore our eighth summer signing. The story comes from reliable Spanish journalist Gerard Romero.