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FC Barcelona News: 15 August 2017; Paulinho Set for Thursday Unveiling, Ousmane Dembele Negotiations Continue

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Paulinho Bezerra, FC Barcelona's new signing | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Guangzhou Evergrande have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Paulinho Bezerra for 40 million euros. The new Barça player will sign for the next four seasons. The player’s buy out clause is set at 120 million euros.

What is the Barcelona transfer plan? Paulinho signing suggests there isn't one | ESPN
The move for Paulinho is curious in itself. Barca have also been linked with Jean Michael Seri, Lucas Lima and Roberto Soriano and, keeping Verratti in mind, it contributes to the argument that there's no real thinking to their transfer strategy given these players' varying profiles.

Paulinho gifts Mercedes-Benz to driver following €40m Barcelona switch | Goal
He will certainly be missed by Guangzhou, with his generosity – which included gifting his Mercedes-Benz car to his driver upon his departure – being hailed by senior staff member Liang Ke. He posted on his weibo account: “Paulinho never put on any airs. He says hello or thank you to almost everybody and always meets the needs of others.

Barca reach Dembele agreement? | Football Espana
There have been advancements in negotiations between Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of Ousmane Dembele, say reports in Spain. According to Diario Sport, the two clubs have agreed on an upfront payment of €100m although add-ons are still to be negotiated with the Bundesliga side asking for an additional €30m.

Leo Messi and Luis Suárez call for optimism | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s Leo Messi and Luis Suárez came out on social media this Monday to spread a message of optimism among followers that in the wake of Sunday night’s setback at home to Real Madrid. Both strikers agree that it’s time to turn the page and start focusing on mounting a Super Cup comeback at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday night.

It’s been done before at the Bernabéu | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have a mountain to climb on Wednesday at 11.00pm CET, but they’ve had some huge wins away to Real Madrid in the past, so why not believe it could happen again?

When and where to watch Real Madrid v FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona will need to turn around a 3-1 deficit from the first game at the Camp Nou at the home of Real Madrid in the second act of what’s proving to be a pulsating curtain-raiser to the new season between the holders of two biggest domestic trophies.

Barcelona should go for Christian Eriksen, not Philippe Coutinho | ESPN
Perhaps the better option for Barcelona was the player who was busy producing another low-key masterclass at St James's Park on Sunday. There's a sense that Christian Eriksen is still a pretty underrated player -- either because others at Tottenham have a higher profile, or because he's not a particularly demonstrative character, or because he's not always a player whose best qualities can be displayed in a quick shareable social media clip.

Dembele passed up Barca and Bayern in 2016 because he 'was not ready' | Goal
Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele did not feel he was ready to play for "one of the absolutely top clubs" when he joined Borussia Dortmund from Rennes last year, according to former Bayern Munich technical director Michael Reschke. Dortmund rejected a bid from Barcelona from the 20-year-old last week.

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