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FC Barcelona News: 29 June 2017; Joan Gamper Trophy Game Announced, Lucas Lima Denies Barcelona Deal

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Joan Gamper Trophy to be held on August 7th versus Chapecoense | FC Barcelona
The 52nd edition of the Joan Gamper Trophy will be held at Camp Nou on August 7th, 2017, FC Barcelona has announced. This year’s invitees are Chapecoense, the Brazilian club that was involved in a tragic plane accident last fall while on its wat to the Copa Sudamericana final in Colombia. The Joan Gamper game traditionally serves as the official unveiling of the team each season in front of the home fans.

First friendly between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid since 1991 | FC Barcelona
As anyone who has ever seen al El Clásico knows, matches between Futbol Club Barcelona and Real Madrid aren’t often described as friendly encounters. The two giants, which are world football’s biggest rivals, are known for their oft-heated matches and opposing styles, not to mention the colors of their shirts, which are the modern, deeply engrained versions of full-body war paint.

Lucas Lima: No deal in place for move from Santos to Barcelona | ESPN
Lucas Lima has denied that an agreement is in place to join Barcelona when his deal with Santos expires at the end of the year. Sources told ESPN Brasil last week that the Brazil international has agreed a five-year contract worth €4 million per season with the La Liga club, including €5m in bonus payments.

How Paulinho went from Tottenham reject to Barcelona target - via the Chinese Super League | Sky Sports
Sky sources understand Barcelona are in talks to sign Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande, though the Catalan giants are reportedly unwilling to spend the £35m release clause for the 28-year-old. Interest from one of Europe's elite clubs caps off a remarkable return to form for Paulinho, who has also forced his way back into international reckoning with Brazil.

Juventus join AC Milan in race for on Barcelona-bound winger | Calciomercato
Juventus are reported to be interested in signing Barcelona-bound winger Gerard Deulofeu. The Spanish winger spent the last six months on loan at AC Milan but he made return to Everton at the end of the season.

This is the new second strip for the 2017/18 season | FC Barcelona
This Thursday, and one month after the new FC Barcelona strip for the 2017/18 season was launched, the new away kit has been revealed ready for sale from July 1 at, and official club stores and distributors. The new second strip features a palette of blue and red, fusing Aeroswift technology for cutting edge performance, replete with contemporary detailing.

Lionel Messi is getting married! Here's what you need to know about the day | ESPN
It's been a big month for Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star turned 30 last weekend and on Friday, taking advantage of the fact he's not involved in an international tournament this summer, he will marry longtime partner Antonella Roccuzzo in Argentina.