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FC Barcelona News: 24 July 2018; US Tour Squad Announced, Barcelona Make Malcom Bid

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FC Barcelona’s last training session before travelling to the United States | FC Barcelona
After completing a double session on Monday, Ernesto Valverde had his players back at it again in training on Tuesday morning, ensuring their sharpness before heading off to the United States later in the day.

Squad announced for US Tour | FC Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde has announced who he is taking with him on the US Tour. Fifteen members of the first team will be crossing the Atlantic, including the two new signings, Arthur and Lenglet. They will be joined by 13 players from Barça B, namely Jokin Ezkieta, Palencia, Cucurella, Mingueza, J. Cuenca, Miranda, Monchu, Collado, Riqui Puig, Abel Ruiz, C. Pérez, Chumi and Ballou.

Take a closer look at the Barcelona youngsters called up by Valverde | Marca
Valverde has brought players to cover all positions and the main surprise is that Jose Arnaiz, the pearl of the academy, is not involved. We take a look here at the players one by one who have been given a great chance to show what they can do.

A decade of Messi as Barça’s no.10 | FC Barcelona
On 24 July 2008, one of the most emblematic associations in FC Barcelona history was born. It occured in a preseason friendly against Scottish side Hibernian: Just one week before, club legend Ronaldinho Gaúcho had departed the club to sign for AC Milan. That freed up the number 10 shirt, and it was Leo Messi who wore it for the first time in the summer fixture.

Messi’s stats with the 10 shirt | FC Barcelona
Find out all the stats for Leo Messi as the blaugrana ‘10’!

The #Messi10 Quiz | FC Barcelona
This Tuesday marks ten years of the Argentinian wearing his famous shirt number at FC Barcelona. A good time to put your Leo Messi knowledge to the test!

Agreement with Sivasspor for loan of Douglas | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Turkish Süper Lig club Sivasspor have reached an agreement for the loan of Douglas to the latter for the 2018/19 season. The Brazilian full-back has made eight official appearances for Barça, which have ended in four wins and four draws. He joined the club in 2014 from São Paulo, and made his debut against Málaga in September of that year.

Malcom targeted by Barcelona despite agreement with Roma | Sky Sports
Malcom’s potential move to Roma has been thrown into doubt after Barcelona expressed an interest in signing the Brazilian. Roma had reached an agreement with Bordeaux to sign the 21-year-old, subject to the player completing a medical and agreeing personal terms with the Italian club.

Malcom’s agent in Barcelona - reports | Football Espana
The representatives of Bordeaux’s Malcom have arrived in Barcelona as they attempt to gazump Roma’s move for the winger, say reports. According to Catalan radio station Rac1, the Blaugrana are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign the Brazilian and a deal could be completed as early as Tuesday.

Sevilla refuse to pay Nancy sell-on fee after Clement Lenglet moves to Barcelona | ESPN
Sevilla have told AS Nancy they will not pay them a cut of the fee they received from Clement Lenglet’s move to Barcelona as they do not consider it a transfer. The 23-year-old defender left Sevilla and joined Barca after he paid his €35.9 million release clause with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on July 12 to terminate his contract.

Deportivo close to signing Barcelona B goalkeeper Ortola on loan | Marca
Deportivo La Coruna are close to agreeing a loan deal for Barcelona B goalkeeper Arian Ortola according to Spanish radio station RAC1. The Galician side need a shot-stopper and have targetted the 24 year old who knows the second division well having played 30 games last season.

Xavier O’Callaghan, new Managing Director of the New York office | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona has appointed Xavier O’Callaghan as the Managing Director of the New York Office, effective immediately. O’Callaghan’s main responsibilities, as the maximum representative of the Club in the Americas, will be to further establish the office and his team there.

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