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FC Barcelona News: 1 August 2018; Barcelona Lose After Roma Comeback, Lucas Digne Transfer Official

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Soccer: International Champions Cup-FC Barcelona at AS Roma Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

MATCH REPORT: Barça falls to AS Roma in Dallas, 4–2 | FC Barcelona
Rafinha and Malcom scored either side of halftime, but AS Roma managed to get one in between and found the net three more times in the second half to send the Catalans to their first defeat of the pre-season on Tuesday night before 54,726 fans at AT&T Stadium.

Valverde: ‘We played really well for 75 minutes’ | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have lost their second game of pre-season against AS Roma, a game which the blaugranes dominated before conceding three times in eight minutes in the second half to go down 4-2 to the Serie A side. Barça coach Ernesto Valverde summed up his feelings about the encounter in his post-game press conference: “We played well except for the final minutes. We 75 excellent minutes in which we dominated the way we wanted to.”

Agreement with Everton FC for the transfer of Lucas Digne | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Everton Football Club have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Lucas Digne to the English club. Everton will pay FC Barcelona 20.2 million euros, plus 1.5 million euros in variables. The Club would like to publicly express their gratitude to Lucas Digne for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.

Messi among stars partaking in behind closed doors fitness session | Marca
The hustle and bustle of Dallas was a world away from the setting enjoyed by Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba when returning to Barcelona on Tuesday. A behind closed doors training session followed a medical check-up for the quartet, who all finished their holidays on Monday having been knocked out of the World Cup at the last-16 stage.

Thiago seen as an ideal signing for Barcelona dressing room | Marca
Primarily, Abidal remains focused on snapping up Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain, given the Frenchman has only a year on his contract left to run, and yet Les Parisiens are determined to scupper any deal. Therefore Barcelona may be forced into looking elsewhere and a bid of around 60 million euros may seal Thiago’s return, with the player’s profile certainly fitting Valverde’s needs.

Barcelona interested in signing Simon Mignolet from Liverpool | Sky Sports
Besiktas made contact with Liverpool over the availability of the Belgium international last week, but according to Sky sources the Turkish club are yet to follow it up with a firm approach. Barcelona has emerged as another possible for the 30-year-old, who joined Liverpool in 2013 from Sunderland.