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FC Barcelona News: 28 August 2017; Ousmane Dembélé Arrives, International Break Begins

Deportivo Alaves v Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Ousmane Dembélé arrives in Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Ousmane Dembélé is in the house! The French striker’s plane touched down at El Prat Airport at around 5.30pm CET on Sunday, from where he was taken directly to the Camp Nou to pose for the traditional picture outside the club offices, next to the enormous club crest.

Dembélé 'happy that my dream has come true' | FC Barcelona
"I am very happy to be here. It has always been my dream to be at Barça" Ousmane Dembélé told the club media shortly after arriving in Barcelona. "And now I’m here I’m very happy to have achieved my dream. This is the best club in the world with the best players in the world ... My aim is to do everything for the club, everything for the team, and to have an understanding with my team-mates."

Dembélé's presentation, minute by minute.
Follow the new Barça player's day as he signs his contract, appears on the pitch at Camp Nou and speaks at his official presentation press conference.

By the Numbers: Alavés 0-2 FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Leo Messi now has 351 in his all-time Liga account. Only one other player has ever scored that many goals for the same club in one of Europe’s major football leagues and the Barça star is now closer than ever to catching him: Gerd Müller of Bayern Munich, who scored 365.

Barca confident on Coutinho - report | Football Espana
El Mundo Deportivo believe the English club will eventually let the former Inter playmaker leave following his transfer request, but don’t think any deal will be possible before the end of the week, when the transfer window closes.

Jean Michael Seri blasts Nice after Barcelona move collapses | ESPN
However, Nice general manager Julien Fournier said last week that the Ligue 1 club "haven't set a price for Seri" and the player has accused club bosses of breaking their word and demanding more money. "I feel very bad," Seri, who sat out Nice's 3-0 loss to Amiens at the weekend, told the Catalan newspaper. "I'm not going to lie to you, I'm really hurt. For me, football has always been a party, a source of joy.

Training schedule for international week | FC Barcelona
As every season, no sooner has the league started than things are interrupted by an international break, with some absolutely crucial World Cup qualifying matches for the bulk of the Barça squad. But for those that are not travelling with their national teams, it’s training as usual with Ernesto Valverde at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper – until Thursday at least, after which they’ll be getting the rest of the week off.

First training session of the week without players on international duty | FC Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde had eight senior players involved in the session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper: Paco Alcácer, Sergi Roberto, Nélson Semedo, Denis Suárez, Aleix Vidal, Marlon, Munir and Douglas. Their focus will be on the derby against Espanyol after the international break. Goalkeepers Iñaki Peña and Sergi Puig were also involved.

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