Barça back in training amid international break | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona trained for the second time this week on Wednesday morning, while the vast majority of first team players were away on duty with their respective national teams. Barça had trained on Monday, but did not on Tuesday while the Club adhered to the general strike in Catalonia by cancelling all planned activities.
Pique vows not to retire in impassioned press conference as vandals target Spain star | Goal
Gerard Pique has vowed not to retire from Spanish duty in an impassioned press conference. The defender, who tearfully offered his resignation from the Spain team at the weekend amid violence following the Catalan independence referendum, was whistled at during a Spain training session.
Pique urges political dialogue | Football Espana
Gerard Pique has urged politicians on both sides of the Catalan independence to open dialogue and find solutions to the recent crisis. The Barcelona defender clarified his own position on the issue and his commitment to the national team in the face of criticism from many Spanish fans.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez stuns young Uruguay fans on Camp Nou tour | ESPN
A group of Uruguayan youngsters visited the Camp Nou recently for a tour of the facilities, only to find that Barcelona had supplied a rather special tour guide. That man just so happened to be Luis Suarez, hero of the Uruguay national team, who emerged to a sea of agog faces and stunned silence.
Barca back for Coutinho in January | Football Espana
Barcelona will reignite their interest in Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho in January following a failed summer pursuit, say reports in Spain. The Catalan giants saw several summer offers for the Brazilian international rejected but according to El Mundo Deportivo, are willing to offer €80m upfront plus an additional €30m in add-ons this January.
'Barca not interested in signing Goretzka' | Goal
Barcelona will not be pursuing a move for Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, who has also been linked with Manchester United. The 22-year-old has made over 120 appearances for the Bundesliga side, and is widely regarded as one of the most promising prospects in Germany.