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FC Barcelona News: 27 December 2017; Yerry Mina Talks Continue, Alaves Kickoff Time Announced

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Confirmed kick-off time for FC Barcelona v Alavés | FC Barcelona
The match against the Basque team will be the last game of domestic competition in a demanding January, and will follow three League fixtures, the Copa del Rey Round of 16 and, if Barça have qualified for that stage of the tournament, the quarter-finals of the Cup.

Thomas the talisman: Barça unbeaten with Vermaelen in starting XI | FC Barcelona
He was in the starting line-up for the games against Valencia, both legs of the Copa del Rey games against Real Murcia, the Champions League game against Sporting plus the league games aganst Villarreal, Deportivo and Real Madrid all of which, with the exception of the 1-1 draw against Mestalla, have ended with Barça wins.

Coutinho won't regret ditching Liverpool for Barcelona - Paulinho | Goal
Philippe Coutinho will not regret leaving Liverpool for Barcelona should he make the move in January, according to Paulinho. Liverpool rejected the Catalan side's attempts to sign him during the close season, despite the Brazil international's desire to head to Camp Nou.

European Paper Talk: Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde wants progress on transfers | Sky Sports
Ernesto Valverde has asked Barcelona to push on with providing him with reinforcements. Philippe Coutinho is still their top target, but they would also move for Yerry Mina of Palmeiras and Matthijs De Ligt of Ajax if they can't land the Liverpool playmaker.

Barcelona finalising deal for first January signing | TEAMtalk
Sport claim the Blaugrana will replace Javier Mascherano with Colombian defender Yerry Mina. Former Liverpool man Mascherano will be leaving the Camp Nou in the January transfer window as he looks for more game time to seal his place in Argentina’s World Cup squad.

Why Javier Mascherano's China Move From Barcelona Makes Sense For All Parties | The Sportsman
Javier Mascherano has won all there is to win at Barcelona in his seven years at the Camp Nou, but his time there now looks to be coming to an end. He has dropped down the pecking order under new coach Ernesto Valverde, and Saturday’s Clasico against Real Madrid was probably his last at the club.