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FC Barcelona News: 2 August 2017; Neymar Excused from Training, Coutinho Chase Continues

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The first official matches in August | FC Barcelona
The new season is just around the corner and FC Barcelona are preparing for official competition once more. La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup are the highlights of the August schedule with the first game against Real Madrid on the 13th, at the Camp Nou (10.00pm CET).

Neymar Jr doesn't train with permission of the club | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona returned to training this Wednesday morning after the American tour, the first part of a double session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Before the morning session began, Neymar Jr. transmitted the desire not to continue at the club and was therefore given permission to miss training and solve his future.

Neymar leaves Barcelona training ahead of world-record PSG move | Goal
Barcelona have confirmed that Neymar has been given permission to miss training as his move to Paris Saint-Germain closes in. As Goal reported on Tuesday , the Brazil international arrived at the Blaugrana's training ground on Wednesday, only to leave a short while later as he bids farewell to his team-mates.

Should Neymar leave Barcelona for PSG in €222m world record transfer? | ESPN
It's the story that has rocked the transfer window: Neymar has been linked with world record move to Paris Saint-Germain and reportedly said goodbye to his Barcelona teammates after being given permission to leave the club this week.

La Liga chief vows to complain to UEFA, EU over PSG's Neymar deal | ESPN
La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he is ready to file a complaint about "financial dopers" Paris Saint-Germain to UEFA and the European Union for what he feels are clear breaches of financial fair play over their pursuit of Neymar.

Liverpool tell Barcelona it's cash only for Coutinho as fresh talks commence | Calciomercato
Liverpool and Barcelona have held a fresh round of talks for Brazilian ace Philippe Coutinho. The Catalan giants are desperate to bring the 25-year-old to the Camp Nou this summer but The Premier League side are resisting their advances.

Dembele main Barca target - reports | Football Espana
Barcelona have identified Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele as their prime transfer target to replace PSG-bound Neymar, say reports. El Mundo Deportivo lead on Wednesday with reports the French forward is at the top of the club’s radar to replace Neymar, who left the club’s training ground on Wednesday to reportedly complete a move away.