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FC Barcelona News: 9 August 2017; Philippe Coutinho Chase Continues, Iñigo Martínez Deal Dead

Liverpool FC v Leicester City FC: Premier League Asia Trophy Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho would have to force Barcelona move - Gerrard | ESPN
ESPN Deportes' Jordi Blanco reported on Tuesday that Barcelona believe they have reached a deal with Liverpool to buy Coutinho for an initial €90 million (£81.6m), while sources close to the player have told ESPN Brazil that the Brazil international has informed his club that he wants the move.

Why Barcelona are so keen to sign Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho | Sky Sports
Coutinho has been a key figure for Liverpool ever since his arrival from Inter Milan in January 2013, but he hit new levels last season. The Brazilian registered 13 goals and seven assists in league games alone. They were the highest totals of his career so far, and having only turned 25 in June, Barcelona will be confident his best is yet to come.

A fun training exercise with the whole group | FC Barcelona
A training game with a difference. FC Barcelona are preparing to return to official competition, but between physical and tactical exercises, there’s always time to have some fun. As we can see in this video, players from the first team must try to group together according to the number that is called out. Those that aren’t paying attention are handed a forfeit.

All the goals of Leo Messi in the Spanish Super Cup | FC Barcelona
The Spanish Super Cup has been especially good for Leo Messi as the Argentinian is the top scorer in the history of the competition with 12 goals. He also has a favourite victim; Real Madrid. Barça’s No.10 has scored five goals against Los Blancos, including three in 2011 and two more in 2012. He’s also demonstrated a poacher’s instinct against Sevilla (four goals) and Athletic Club (three).

BY THE NUMBERS: Leo Messi becomes top scorer in the Joan Gamper Trophy | FC Barcelona
Review the most relevant stats of the Joan Gamper Trophy between FC Barcelona and Chapecoense, which served to pay homage to the Brazilian team on a night full of emotion.

Inside view of the Gamper Trophy against Chapecoense | FC Barcelona
There were tributes aplenty to special guest opponents Chapecoense, some wonderful scenes of friendship between the Barça and Brazilian supporters, the presentation of Ernesto Valverde and his first team squad to the Camp Nou … and a game that lived up to occasion including Gerard Deulofeu marking his homecoming with a goal after just five minutes.

Report: Barca end Inigo Martinez interest | Football Espana
Barcelona have ended their attempts to sign Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez and will wait for Colombian Yerry Mina to arrive in January, say reportsAccording to El Mundo Deportivo the Blaugrana have undergone a change of heart and will now conclude their deal for Palmerias defender Mina and rule out a loan deal for Marlon Santos.

Galatasaray 'working towards' signing Barcelona's Arda Turan | ESPN
Galatasaray president Dursun Ozbek has confirmed the club are working on a deal for Arda Turan with the midfielder's Barcelona career looks to be coming to an end. Turan, 30, was one of just two outfield players -- the other being Douglas -- not to feature in Monday's 5-0 win against Chapecoense at Camp Nou despite Ernesto Valverde using all 11 substitutes.

The Gamper Trophy game against Chapecoense: reaction around the world | FC Barcelona
Tears in football due to victories, and more commonly, defeats are not unknown but beyond that it is unusual to see grown men cry-. However, before the 52nd Gamper Trophy game in front of 64,000 fans, Helio Zamper Neto just could not hold them back. Alongside Jackson Ragnar Follman and captain Alan Ruschel, the only one to take part later in the game, the goalkeeper listened as the crowd and his fellow professionals paid tribute.

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