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FC Barcelona News: 13 September 2018; Preparations Continue for Real Sociedad Match

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Second session of the week to prepare for the league match at Anoeta | FC Barcelona
Preparing for their visit to Anoeta on Saturday, Barça’s first-team undertook their second training session of the week on the Tito Vilanova pitch at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. Some players are still not back from international duty but Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Suárez, Dembélé and Umtiti all trained again. Barça B’s Miranda, Collado and Riqui Puig made up the numbers, and Sergi Samper was back with the group too.

Spanish FA, FIFA to reject La Liga’s US proposal | Football Espana
The prospects of a La Liga match being staged in the United States are less likely following a high-profile meeting on Wednesday, say reports in Spain. Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales met with FIFA head Gianni Infantino and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, all of whom voiced their disapproval for the move, claims Marca.

Barcelona did not meet Ajax valuation of Frenkie de Jong - Marc Overmars | ESPN
Sources told ESPN FC that Barca made two offers for the Netherlands international, with Ajax turning down both proposals. Mundo Deportivo report that the La Liga champions’ second bid reached €30 million but was not even considered by Ajax.

How well do you know Sergio Busquets? | FC Barcelona
To celebrate ten years since the Barça midfielder made his official debut, here’s a selection of Busi-related questions to get your brain ticking. No cheating!

Barcelona players understand importance of match in United States - Josep Vives | ESPN
Barcelona’s players understand the club’s “need” to play January’s league fixture against Girona in the United States and will support the game being moved to Miami if it’s cleared by the relevant parties, says Barcelona representative Josep Vives.

Philippe Coutinho’s praise for Barcelona target Lucas Paqueta | Sport
Paqueta, who is a Barcelona target, made his debut against the U.S following his impressive form for his club side. He has since posted on Instagram about his delight at winning his first two caps for his country and Barça midfielder Philippe Coutinho took the chance to praise him.

I’ll finish where I started – Guardiola wants return to Barca B | Goal
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to return to Barcelona before he ends his coaching career to take charge of the B team once more. The 47-year-old took over Barca B in 2007 before becoming coach of the senior side a year later, following the departure of Frank Rijkaard.