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FC Barcelona News: 20 June 2016; Lionel Messi Ties Gabriel Batistuta Record, Preseason Less than Month Away

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Messi ties Batistuta as Argentina's all-time leading scorer | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi's 60th minute goal on Saturday night in Boston didn't just put the game away. It was Messi's 54th career goal for Argentina, bringing him level with Gabriel Batistuta on all-time list for La Albiceleste, adding to his already stratospheric aura. Messi is already the top scorer in FC Barcelona history, with 482 goals — including both official games and friendlies

Less than a month left until Barça returns to work | FC Barcelona
Time is dwindling. The day FC Barcelona's players walk in the front door of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper to start the 2016/17 preseason is right around the corner. They'll be filing in on 19 July, the date set for physicals before the start of on-the-field training the following day

The museum opens a space dedicated to La Masia, 'The cradle of our identity'  | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona Museum continues to incorporate new exhibits to keep bringing in the visitors, especially during the summer season, when the largest number of fans come to learn about the Club's history and achievements. The latest addition is a space devoted to La Masia, the youth academy teams, and the elements that make up the Barça DNA.

Arda to quit Turkey fold? | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan could sensationally be about to walk out on Turkey’s Euro 2016 campaign, according to Marca. The newspaper claims the boos directed at Arda in Turkey’s 3-0 defeat to Spain on Friday and Fatih Terim’s decision to substitute him midway through the second half have "destroyed" him, to the extent that he is considering the idea of ending his international career.

Barca a dream, admits Gabriel Jesus | Football Espana
Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Jesus admits "joining Barcelona would be a dream" as the club reportedly lead the race for his signature. Sport claims Barca have overtaken Juventus in the running by launching a €19m bid for Gabriel, who has enjoyed a breakthrough year with Palmeiras, despite turning 19 just two months ago, although Premier League sides could yet trump that offer.

Douglas set for Barca exit | Football Espana
Barcelona have reportedly agreed to sell 60 percent of Douglas’ economic rights to Cruzeiro for €2m. According to Mundo Deportivo, Douglas will sign a five-year contract with Cruzeiro once he gives his approval to the transfer.

Pedro Rodriguez: Barcelona return from Chelsea is 'almost impossible' - ESPN FC
Pedro Rodriguez has backtracked on his earlier comments that he could leave Chelsea to return to Barcelona this summer, insisting that such a move would be "almost impossible" only a year after leaving Camp Nou. In an interview with beIN Sports, Pedro had refused to rule out the possibility of rejoining the club he left for Stamford Bridge in a £21 million deal last August, having grown disillusioned with a lack of first team opportunities.

Robert Fernandez confirms Ramiro Funes Mori interest -
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has confirmed the Camp Nou outfit are tracking the progress of Everton defenfer Ramiro Funes Mori. Scouts from the Liga champions were in attendance as Funes Mori played for Argentina against Venezuela in the Copa America quarter-finals, leading to reports an offer could be made this summer.

Osasuna, a familiar acquaintance, returns to the top division | FC Barcelona
Osasuna are back in Spain’s top flight following a two-year absence after a gripping playoff match against Girona. Barça will once again visit the El Sadar stadium against a team they know very well, having met in the top division in 36 seasons. The Catalans have a superb record against the team from Navarra, with 41 wins, 16 draws and 15 defeats in their 72 meetings.

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