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FC Barcelona News: 15 July 2018; World Cup Set for Final, Adrien Rabiot Not for Sale

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Blaugranes in World Cup finals? | FC Barcelona
Umtiti, Dembélé and Rakitic: These three players will be featuring in the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday evening, when France take on Croatia. They are by no means the first players to reach a World Cup decider whilst at Barça, however.

Arthur’s most personal interview | FC Barcelona
“Barça? For me, the world’s biggest team.” Clear and forceful, Arthur showed his personal side in an intimate interview with the Club’s media, on what was his first trip to the Camp Nou. The Brazilian, among other things, confessed who his idol is, and talked about his excitement and his family. Even though he admits that he is not an expert musician, he dared to sing a typical song from his country.

PSG make Rabiot untouchable | Marca
Barcelona remain on a collision course with Paris Saint-Germain in the transfer market, with the French club making clear Adrien Rabiot is untouchable this summer. The French midfielder had emerged as the Blaugrana’s first choice midfield target after a deal for Arthur was confirmed, and the LaLiga champions had hoped to avoid conflict with PSG.

Ajax name their price for Frenkie de Jong as Barça line up midfielder | Sport
Barça believe a deal could be possible for around 50 million euros. However, the player will also need to put pressure on for the transfer to go through, without damaging the excellent relationship the Catalan club have with Ajax.

Nzonzi backup for Barca? | Football Espana
Barcelona could reportedly raid Sevilla again for Steven Nzonzi if they fail to sign Adrien Rabiot. Estadio Deportivo cites a report in Mundo Deportivo, which claims Nzonzi is Barca’s ‘Plan B’ if a deal for Rabiot does not bear fruit.

Lineker: Kante ‘perfect’ for Barca | Football Espana
Former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker claims Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is ‘perfect’ for the Blaugrana. “With him, France play with 12.”Barca are reportedly planning a move for Kante after the World Cup, and Lineker – who scored 52 goals in 137 appearances at Camp Nou between 1986 and 1989 – urged his old club to go all out for the 27-year-old.

Barcelona drop asking price for Aleix Vidal | Marca
The story of Aleix Vidal and Sevilla could be reaching its final chapter, and though he could still arrive in Andalusia this summer there is still some way to go before any deal will be closed. Vidal himself is obsessed with the idea of a return to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan but Sevilla, with two players already competing for his position, are not quite as sold on the idea.

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