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FC Barcelona News: 14 September 2017; Players Return to Training after Day Off, Jean Michael Seri on Radar Again

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Barça, Valverde style | FC Barcelona
There is no doubt that the Barça have started the season well after three consecutive league wins and an impressive victory over Juventus in their first fixture of the Champions League. Defensively they have been solid to the point of not conceding a single goal since the start of the league campaign.

Barça racks up 4th straight shutout | FC Barcelona
Who would’ve guessed that after four matches in the Spanish First Division and one in the UEFA Champions League FC Barcelona would have four matching clean sheets to pin up on the wall as a testament to its early season success? While a quartet of victories in the season’s first four encounters is hardly surprising, the fact that Barça has outscored opponents 12–0 in those games more accurately describes just how dominating the team his been, especially in its own end.

Back to training with La Liga in mind | FC Barcelona
Barça got back to work on Thursday following the rest day Valverde gave his squad after their 3-0 victory against Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday. The first team are top of the league table level on points with Real Sociedad and they impressed in their Champions League debut. Lionel Messi’s form is an important part of this flying start with a fantastic haul of seven goals in four games.

Leo Messi, four away from 100 goals in the Champions League | FC Barcelona
Wtih his brace against Juventus, the Argentine now has 96 goals in 116 games in a Barça shirt in Europe's premier club competition. Let's take a more detailed look.

Benedito: Bartomeu on the brink | FC Barcelona
Former Barcelona presidential candidate Augusti Benedito has given current incumbent Josep Maria Bartomeu (pictured) ‘a month and a half’ before he resigns. A vote of no confidence in the under-fire Bartomeu looms with Benedito’s campaign gathering 7,278 of the required 16,570 signatures to force the ballot.

Barcelona favour Nice's Jean Michael Seri over Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho | ESPN
[Mirror] details how the Blaugrana are ready to drop their interest in the Reds star and pursue Seri instead. The Brazilian was ready to leave the Reds this summer, but owners FSG refused to budge on their stance that the player wouldn't be sold.

Barca offered Di Maria €10m salary | Football Espana
Barcelona were reportedly willing to offer Angel Di Maria an annual salary of €10m which would have made him their third highest earner. According to Marca, the Blaugrana were extremely keen to land the Argentine winger with both Ernesto Valverde and the club’s board seeing him as an ideal replacement to compensate for Neymar’s exit.

Barcelona predict annual revenue near €900m for this season | ESPN
The Catalan club announced a record revenue of €708m for the 2016-17 season earlier this year -- €13 million higher than they'd estimated at this time last year -- which represented an increase of almost €88m on the previous season.

Kobe Bryant, Barça all the way | FC Barcelona
Making the most of the partnership the Club has with Mission Hills, famous Barça fan Kobe Bryant was given and signed some of this season’s FC Barcelona shirts. One of the shirts was dedicated to the Club’s offices in the Chinese city. Kobe Bryant had his photograph taken with the organisers of the event with a blaugrana shirt with his name on it.

The Top-5 academy goals from the second week of September | FC Barcelona
The Masia doesn’t stop. FC Barcelona’s academy players have the blaugrana DNA in their veins and they demonstrate this week in week out with the goals they score. Last weekend was no different and he saw a plethora of great strikes from which we have chosen our Top-5.

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