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FC Barcelona News: 10 January 2019; Squad Changes Aplenty for Levante, Barcelona Eying Carlos Soler

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Levante v Barça: Match preview | FC Barcelona
Less than month after they last met in La Liga, Levante and FC Barcelona come face to face once again in the Ciutat de València stadium, this time in the Copa del Rey. The first leg of their last 16 tie takes place on Thursday at 9.30pm CET with the memory of the blaugranes’ 5-0 win back in December still fresh for Paco López’s team.

The squad for the trip to Levante | FC Barcelona
The list is as follows: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Sergio, Denis Suárez, Coutinho, Arthur, O. Dembélé, Cillessen, Malcom, Lenglet, Murillo, S. Roberto, Aleñá, Vidal, Miranda, Riqui Puig, Chumi and Wague. The likes of Piqué, I. Rakitic, Suárez, Messi, Jordi Alba and Munir are all rested whilst Rafinha, Samper, Umtiti and Vermaelen are all missing due to injury.

Jeison Murillo: ‘I want to show why I was chosen to join the club’ | FC Barcelona
Jeison Murillo was unveiled as a new FC Barcelona player last month, something he has described as “a dream come true.” The Colombian centre back spoke with club media in an interview this past week, in which he spoke about his career so far and his feeling about playing for Barça.

Garcia Pimienta interview: On Riqui Puig, Lionel Messi, Barca B and more... | Sport
Now the B team coach, Pimi, is moulding Riqui Puig, Chumi, Miranda and others, with the dream that they will be installed in the first team.

Barcelona want Munir El Haddadi gone in January - Ernesto Valverde | ESPN
Barcelona want to get rid of Munir El Haddadi this month after the forward snubbed an offer to extend his contract beyond the end of the season. Munir’s terms expire in the summer and sources close to the player confirmed to ESPN FC last week that he had decided not to renew his deal with the club.

Cucurella: It will be special to return to the Camp Nou | Marca
Many players count down the days before visiting the Camp Nou with excitement and nerves, which is exactly what Marc Cucurella will be doing this week as he prepares to return home. The left-back, who currently plays with Eibar, returns to his former club this weekend after being loaned out in June of 2018.

Barcelona, Manchester City want Valencia’s Carlos Soler | Football Espana
Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler is attracting interest from a number of elite European clubs including Barcelona and Manchester City, say Diario AS. Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be among the clubs chasing the Spain Under-21 international, who is an integral part of the first-team at the Mestalla.

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