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FC Barcelona News: 23 June 2016; Claudio Bravo's Chile Reach Final, Barcelona Eying Cesar Azpilicueta

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Claudio Bravo will also be in the 2016 Copa America final | FC Barcelona
Chile overcame Colombia with a 2-0 victory on Thursday to set up a repeat of the 2015 Copa America final against Argentina, with Claudio Bravo set to go up against Barça teammates Javier Mascherano and Leo Messi.Two early goals through Charles Aránguiz (6’) and José Pedro Fuenzalida (11’) were enough to send the Chileans through to their second consecutive final.

America dazzled by MVP Messi | FC Barcelona
One man’s name is standing head and shoulders above the rest at the Copa America Centenario in the US, and that man is Leo Messi. After scoring once and supplying two assists in Tuesday’s 4-0 semi-final victory against the hosts, the Barça star collected his third MVP award of the tournament.That’s especially impressive considering he didn’t come into the tournament fully fit, sitting out his team’s first game against Chile and only playing a combined 65 minutes of the other two group games against Panama and Bolivia.

One month since FC Barcelona won the double | FC Barcelona
A month has gone by since that marvellous May 22 when Andrés Iniesta collected the Copa del Rey trophy at the Vicente Calderón after the 2-0 extra time defeat of Sevilla with goals from Jordi Alba and Neymar Jr. That was the crowning moment of the sixth league and cup double in club history and the second in a row!

Transfer news: Juventus confirm Mascherano deal is off -
Juventus have conceded defeat in their efforts to sign Javier Mascherano from Barcelona. The 32-year-old had been heavily linked with the Serie A champions, who will still bring in Dani Alves from the Camp Nou club. Mascherano has two years remaining on his Barca contract and is now set to stay with Luis Enrique's men, with Juve moving on to other targets.

'Gabriel Jesus better off at Palmeiras than Barcelona' -
Palmeiras coach Cuca believes Gabriel Jesus will remain at the club at least until the end of the year, despite interest from Barcelona. Barca's director of football administration, Raul Sanllehi, and the Catalan club's representative in Brazil, Andre Cury, were in attendance at Allianz Parque as Gabriel Jesus struck twice in 2-0 victory over America Mineiro on Tuesday night.

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta in demand, says Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
The Spaniard, who has been at Stamford Bridge since his move from Marseille in 2012, is thought to be attracting the interest of Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Balague believes Chelsea will stand firm on their valuation of the 26-year-old, who is currently playing with Spain at Euro 2016.

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