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FC Barcelona News: 29 August 2018; Preparations Continue for Huesca Match, Barcelona B Set for Reinforcements

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Second workout of the week | FC Barcelona
This was the second workout of the week as the players continue preparations for the Sunday 6.30pm CET game at home to Liga debutants Huesca – where Barça will be looking to make it three wins out of three in what has thus far been an impeccable season.

Agreement with Borussia Dortmund for the loan of Paco Alcácer | FC Barcelona
Borussia Dortmund retains an option to buy the player for 23 million euros plus 5 million in variables and FC Barcelona has the right to match any future transfer offer of a third football club. Furthermore, FC Barcelona will retain 5% of any future profit from the sale of the player by Borussia Dortmund to a third party.

Sergi Samper to wear number 16 | FC Barcelona
Sergi Samper will be wearing number 16 as a first team member this season. After seasons on loan to first Granada and then Las Palmas, FC Barcelona and the 23-year-old product of La Masia have reached an agreement for the latter to remain at Camp Nou for the 2018/19 season.

Abidal still believes in a potential Rabiot move to Barcelona | Marca
Although Paris Saint-Germain remain opposed to an Adrien Rabiot move to Barcelona, the Catalans’ sporting director, Eric Abidal, is confident that he can clinch a deal with the French club. With his contract ending at the end of the season, the player has rejected every renewal offer made by the club.

Betis move closer to Rafinha deal but Benfica are also in the hunt to sign him | Marca
There is still a lot left to negotiate though and the two clubs currently find themselves separated on how much Betis will need to pay to bring the Brazilian in on loan for the season. At the same time Benfica are hovering and are interested in bringing him in.

Mexico backed to stage La Liga match following plans to play game in United States | ESPN
La Liga’s representative in Mexico has said he believes the country will host a Spanish top-flight match in the years to come. With a Spanish game already planned for the United States this season, Nuno Perez-Pla said Mexico was “the second most important country” for La Liga.

The deal for Ronald Araujo to sign for Barça is practically done | Sport
Barcelona are set to make one last transfer before the window closes on Friday. It isn’t, however, a transfer which will impact the first team picture but rather at Barça B. In Uruguay they believe Ronald Araujo will sign for the Spanish side and could be announced in the next few hours.