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FC Barcelona News: 3 September 2017; Liverpool Deny Barcelona Claims, Arda Turan Exit Still an Option

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Summer 2017 first team ins and outs at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The summer transfer window is now closed, and so the time has come to summarise exactly who has come into and who has gone out from the FC Barcelona first team squad:

Albert Soler: 'The priority was not to put at risk the club's equity and economic viability' | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona Director of Professional Sports Albert Soler and Technical Secretary for Football Robert Fernández held a press conference at midday on Saturday to talk about the club’s efforts in recruitment over the summer. Soler said that the changes in the market seen this year means the world is moving towards a “completely different model of football”, noting that the market has changed starkly.

Liverpool refute Barcelona claims of £183m Philippe Coutinho price tag | Sky Sports
Sky Sports News has been told Liverpool's stance that Coutinho was not for sale did not change at any point during the transfer window, and Barcelona were aware of this.

Barcelona failure to land Philippe Coutinho sums up humiliating summer | ESPN
It bordered on downright forehead-slappingly ludicrous at times. Liverpool were extremely clear from the start, stating their position on Barcelona's overtures for Philippe Coutinho. "No, you can't have him," was their message. As simple as that.

Coutinho, Verratti, Sanchez - Barcelona's failed transfer XI | Goal
Barcelona endured a nightmare transfer window. The loss of Neymar to PSG was followed by repeated failures to secure top targets and has added to a perfect storm at Camp Nou. Such has been their chaotic window, Goal has been able to build a team out of the players Barca missed out on!

Barca ‘believe in Arda exit’ | Football Espana
Barcelona are reportedly hopeful of shipping Arda Turan back to Galatasaray next week. According to Mundo Deportivo, there should be enough time for Arda to return to his native Turkey as their transfer window does not shut until 22:00 BST next Friday.

Isco runs the show as Spain thrash Italy 3-0 in World Cup qualifying | ESPN
Real Madrid midfielder Isco produced a stunning, two-goal display as Spain defeated Italy 3-0 in the Spanish capital to leave the four-time world champions facing the prospect of having to qualify for Russia 2018 through the playoffs.

Manchester United Legends 2-2 Barça Legends: All square in the Theatre of Dreams | FC Barcelona
The Barça Legends and Manchester United Legends have drawn 2-2 in the second of two games between the teams (the previous one at the Camp Nou ended 3-1 to the Red Devils. The likes of Edgar Davids, Eric Abidal, Gaizka Mendieta and Patrick Kluivert showed they have not lost any of the class against a home side featuring such memorable names as Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Dwight Yorke and Edwin Van der Sar.

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