Leo Messi to join the group to travel to St. George’s Park training camp | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona concluded their first week of training of the new season on Saturday, with Luis Enrique giving the squad Sunday off to recharge ahead of Monday’s trip to England for the St. George’s Park training camp.The stage will go on until Saturday 30 July at the state of the art UK-based training facilities. The manager announced the squad, with a very prominent addition, that of Leo Messi.
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic rejects speculation about future - ESPN FC
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has dismissed rumours about his future with the Spanish champions in a post on Instagram. Following the signing of Andre Gomes from Valencia, Miquel Sors, one of Rakitic's representatives, tweeted "It's time to go" leading to speculation the Croatia international could be set to quit Camp Nou.
Luciano Vietto future at Atletico Madrid up to Diego Simeone - Diego Godin - ESPN FC
Amid reports that Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto is a target for Barcelona, Atleti captain Diego Godin has said that any decision about the Argentina player's future would be up to manager Diego Simeone. Vietto, 22, joined Atletico from Villarreal for €20 million last summer but only scored three goals as he slipped out of the first-team picture under Simeone.
Benfica news: Jonas' agent confirms Barcelona approach - Goal.com
Barcelona have entered talks over signing Benfica striker Jonas, as their search for attacking reinforcements continues. The 32-year-old enjoyed a stellar 2015-16 campaign, scoring 32 goals in 34 outings to help Benfica to the Primeira Liga title and his performances have seemingly not gone unnoticed in Catalonia.
Convincing FC Barcelona B overcome Santfeliuenc FC in second preseason friendly (2-0) | FC Barcelona
The starting line-up featured Sergi Puig, Morer, Cucurella, Fali, Tarín, Chumi, Campins, Busquets, Marc, Paik and Lee, with only Fali, Campins, Paik and Lee repeating from Wednesday’s game and six of the components being extracted from the U19 team. Jon Bakero, son of the legendary captain of the Dream Team, José Mari Bakero, was not included, and neither were the 13 players that are training with the first team.