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FC Barcelona News: 26 July 2018; Training Continues in Portland, Malcom Arrives in USA

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Barça completes first day of workouts at Nike World Headquarters | FC Barcelona
Some places, it turns out, are just like home. Although FC Barcelona’s Wednesday workouts took place some 9,000km (5,600 miles) from the friendly confines of the Ciutat Esportiva, it didn’t feel much different from an ordinary day of preseason practices.

Malcom to be presented on Thursday in Portland | FC Barcelona
Barça’s newest signing, Malcom, arrived in Portland on Wednesday evening and will be officially unveiled as a new Barça player on Thursday, in a series of events to be held at Nike World Headquarters, beginning around 12 noon local time with a press conference that can be streamed live on Barça Video and Barça’s official YouTube and Facebook pages.

Malcom’s whirlwind first 12 hours in Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Malcom, FC Barcelona’s third signing for 2018/2019, had a whirlwind first few hours at the club. The Brazilian touched down in the city, was taken straight to an official photo session at the Club and posed for the traditional photo with the club badge.

Inside Tour #2 | Barça ‘mixes it up’ in Beaverton | FC Barcelona
The Barça men’s and women’s teams, making their first ever joint tour, were the focus of attention on Wednesday, captivating the Nike World Headquarters with double training sessions, a group photo, and a meet and greet with fans and employees of the global shoe giant and Barça sponsor.

Denis Suárez: ‘I want this year to be my year’ | FC Barcelona
He wears the number 6 and he is coming into the season “in good spirits” and motivated. Denis Suárez is not short of goals for himself ahead of the 2018/19 season: “I want to be more involved than in previous seasons,” he said from the Nike HQ in Beaverton, Oregon where FC Barcelona are in the first day of their 2018 US Tour.

When and where to watch FC Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur | FC Barcelona
The International Champions Cup is back, and Barça are once again involved. The first of their three games takes them to the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, home of the 1994 World Cup Final, where they’re up against Premiership side Tottenham Hotspur.

Barcelona begin talks over a deal for Dani Parejo | Sport
Barcelona are studying the possibility of signing Dani Parejo. His name has appeared in recent meetings between the sporting department and the reality is the feeling is mixed on the midfielder. Ernesto Valverde, however is a huge fan of the player.

Lionel Messi won’t follow Cristiano Ronaldo to Italy - Inter Milan VP Javier Zanetti | ESPN
Inter Milan vice president Javier Zanetti has laughed off suggestions his club are preparing a bid for Lionel Messi in response to Juventus’ signing of Cristiano Ronaldo. Marco Tronchetti Provera, the CEO of Pirelli, one of Inter’s main sponsors, suggested earlier this week that Inter’s owners would consider a move for Messi in response to Ronaldo’s arrival in Serie A.

Barcelona surpass €400 million in spending since Neymar’s exit | Marca
It was a world record fee that Barcelona received for Neymar last summer but 222 million euros doesn’t get close to covering the amount the club have splashed out since that fateful day. At the top of the tree in spending over the same period, the Blaugrana sit above the 387m euros Manchester City have spent as well as that of Paris Saint-Germain (373m euros) and Liverpool (350m euros).

Ex-Barcelona president Sandro Rossell faces prison on money laundering charges | ESPN
Spanish prosecutors are seeking an 11-year prison sentence for former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell on charges of money laundering involving the sale of television rights for Brazil matches. The prosecutors also want Rosell to pay a fine of €59 million, after charging him with money laundering and forming part of a criminal organisation.

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