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FC Barcelona News: 9 November 2017; Last Training Session of the Week, Internationals Set for Action

Barça train for the final time this week | FC Barcelona
Barça manager Ernesto Valverde held one final training session Thursday during this latest International hiatus before giving his players a long weekend and, with it, a little bit of rest and relaxation that they’ll need for what is expected to be a tough stretch after the break.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi admits he still dreams of playing for Newell's Old Boys | Sky Sports
Speculation around the Argentina captain's future at Barcelona remains as Messi can start talking with other clubs in January with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season. Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau said the club would offer Messi a lifetime contract last month after he agreed a four-year deal in July, but the 30-year-old still has not officially signed the contract.

Barcelona face tight title race with Real Madrid 'until the end' - ter Stegen | ESPN
Marc-Andre ter Stegen is refusing to write Real Madrid out of the La Liga title race, despite Barcelona building an eight-point lead over the reigning champions. Madrid won their first league title since 2012 last season, but defeats against Real Betis and Girona have left them lagging behind Barca after 11 games this term.

Barcelona's quest for Umtiti competition amid De Ligt, Mina, Tah links | ESPN
In a summer of many surprises at Camp Nou, one of the bigger surprises was the news that Barcelona were close to signing Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez. Even before Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalan club were being linked with midfielders and forwards. Once the Brazilian left, everyone expected them to go on an attacking spending splurge.

Barca keep tabs on Nabil Fekir | Football Espana
Barcelona are keeping tabs on Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir and could sign him if they fail to land Philippe Coutinho, according to reports in Spain. The 24-year-old made headlines last weekend after a perceived aggravating celebration when scoring in Lyon’s 5-0 victory at Saint-Etienne.

Javier Mascherano refuses to rule out leaving Barcelona at end of season | Independent
Javier Mascherano has refused to rule out leaving Barcelona after next summer’s World Cup, with reports in Spain claiming Liverpool, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain would all be interested in signing the 33-year-old.

Five best strikes of the week from La Masia | FC Barcelona
In this TOP 5 we find a great team effort from the Barça Women’s youth team finished off by Nina Pou as well as tremendous free kicks from U12B player Santos Ortiz and U14B player Pau Ortega. The list is completed by an excellent goal from outside the area by Barça U19A Àlex Collado and another by regular contributor, Joan Anays from the U14B team.

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