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FC Barcelona News: 20 January 2019; Thomas Vermaelen Back in Match Squad, Barcelona Eying Cedric Bakambu

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Match preview: Barça v Leganés | FC Barcelona
The side from Madrid, playing top flight football for the third year in a row, are one of just two teams that have beaten the Catalans this term. Back in September, Philippe Coutinho’s opener at Butarque was cancelled out in a minute of madness that saw the home side score twice.

Vermaelen fit and in squad for Leganés | FC Barcelona
Thomas Vermaelen is back to full fitness and has been included by Ernesto Valverde in the squad that will be facing Leganés on Sunday at 8.45pm CET. Sergi Samper was also given the medical all-clear after the Saturday session, but joins Denis Suárez in missing out on a place in the list of 19 players, along with the only two members of the team that are still out through injury, Samuel Umtiti and Rafinha.

The Lowdown on Leganés | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona host Leganés in La Liga (Sunday, 7.45pm CET) looking to avenge their defeat earlier in the season. Here’s a closer look at Los Pepineros (The Cucumbers)…

Ernesto Valverde warns Barcelona over complacency | Football Espana
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has warned his players against complacency ahead of Sunday night’s La Liga clash against Leganes. The Catalan giants fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at Butarque earlier in the campaign and Valverde highlighted that match as a warning.

Valverde ‘not frustrated’ as he waits on Barcelona to deliver amid De Jong & Vela links | Goal
Barcelona’s links to Frenkie de Jong and Carlos Vela were brushed aside by head coach Ernesto Valverde, who insisted he was not frustrated while waiting for signings. Highly rated Ajax midfielder De Jong is a target for Barca and Manchester City, as revealed by Goal, although Paris Saint-Germain are believed to have stolen ahead in their pursuit of the 21-year-old.

The latest on De Jong’s future as Barça, PSG & Man City fight for midfielder | Sport
Another twist in the Frenkie de Jong show. When everything seemed sorted, and it was just a case of a move to Paris Saint-Germain being announced, a last-minute intervention from Barcelona has, at the very least, delayed his decision.

Barcelona interested in signing former Villarreal striker Bakambu | Sport
Barcelona are interested in DR Congo striker Cedric Bakambu who used to play for Villarreal. The Catalans are studying the international market for a forward after letting Munir El Haddadi join Sevilla. Barca only have one No 9, in Luis Suarez.

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