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FC Barcelona News: 21 July 2018; Training Concludes for the Week, Douglas Set for Another Loan

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The final training session of the week at the Ciutat Esportiva | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona’s first team are still putting in the hard yards ahead of the US tour. This Saturday, on the pitch seven of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, those available were joined by eight players from Barça B; Mate, Jorge Cuenca, Mingueza, Miranda, Collado, Abel Ruiz, Riqui Puig and Ballou.

Barcelona’s new signing Arthur hitting the ground running, looking right at home | ESPN
Arthur’s already making the most of his head start. With Andres Iniesta and Paulinho both gone and Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic still enjoying some time off after the World Cup, he has the perfect opportunity to earn an immediate starting spot in the side.

Chelsea’s Willian subject to third Barcelona bid in excess of £55m | Sky Sports
Sky Sports News reported last week that Barcelona had tabled a second offer believed to be worth up to £53m for the Brazil international, with talks still ongoing between the two clubs and representatives of the player. Sky sources understand the La Liga champions first began efforts to lure Willian to the Nou Camp over three months ago.

15 years since Ronaldinho’s presentation as a Barça player | FC Barcelona
Ronaldinho was a Brazilian footballer who will go down in the history of the Club for bringing back the glory days. The passage of time has done nothing to dilute the joy that he brought to the thousands of supporters who worshipped his every touch at the Camp Nou, a journey that began 15 years ago today, when he was officially presented as a blaugrana.

Do you know everything about Ronaldinho? | FC Barcelona
On 21 July 2003 Ronaldinho arrived from Paris Saint Germain, 15 years ago today.

Barcelona hit back at ‘ethically reprehensible’ reports on Abidal liver transplant | Marca
“Ethically reprehensible information,” was how Cardoner defined the reports against Abidal. “It was an unfair situation. It has always been quite clear what the facts are and we will not admit that there is any doubt about the integrity of Abidal and how Barcelona have operated.”

Douglas is very close to leaving Barça to sign for Sivasspor | Sport
SPORT revealed Sivasspor’s interest at the beginning of July, at the same time Barcelona discarded the option of the Brazilian signing for Nantes. The French club only wanted to pay 50% of Douglas’ wages while the Turkish side are willing to pay almost all of the player’s salary during the 12 month loan.

Cillessen and Alcácer take part in cinema quiz | FC Barcelona
To combine the two worlds, Jasper Cillessen and Paco Alcácer tested each other’s knowledge of their silver screen preferences this week. The pair are asked about their teammate’s favourite film, most recently seen movie, favourite actor and more, in the following video.

Damian Marley visits the Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
Jamaican reggae artist Damian Marley, who is in Barcelona to perform at the Cruïlla Festival, honoured the club with a visit this Friday. ”The best Barça moment for me is to have come to the Camp Nou” the told the club media as he toured the stadium with his son. “We are two huge fans of FC Barcelona.”