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FC Barcelona News: 23 January 2019; Lionel Messi Out of Match Squad, Frenkie De Jong Reportedly Chooses Barcelona

New Barcelona Signing Kevin-Prince Boateng Unveiled Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong ‘chooses Barcelona over PSG’ | Football Espana
Barcelona have beaten Paris Saint-Germain to the signing of in-demand Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong, according to multiple reports. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has reported Barca are willing to pay €90m to land the Dutch international with a number of Spanish and Catalan media outlets confirming the news.

Boateng in squad to face Sevilla | FC Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde’s team visit Sevilla on Wednesday in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey (9.30pm CET). The coach originally called up 19 players, as he was hanging on definitive clearance for new signing Kevin-Prince Boateng to play. With the Ghanaian’s availability confirmed, it is Denis Suárez who misses out on a place against the team where he played on loan in the 2014/15 season.

When and where to watch Sevilla - FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
The Cup is back, with Barça heading to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to play the first leg of their quarter-final against Sevilla. It’s a 9.30pm kick off local time, and this guide will help you to work out what time it will be starting in your part of the world.

Kevin-Prince Boateng: I’m here to help as best I can | FC Barcelona
Kevin-Prince Boateng has completed his first press conference as a blaugrana in which his commitment and his personality were both clearly on show. The former Ghanian international comes to the club on loan until the end of the season and in his opening appearance before the press as a blaugrana said: “I am here to help the team as best I can….I feel great physically and I will try to use my experience.”

Kevin-Prince Boateng meets his new team-mates | FC Barcelona
Kevin-Prince Boateng has trained as a player of FC Barcelona. He did so on Tuesday evening, meeting his team-mates and coaches for the first time at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. The session came after a full first day that included the signing of his contract, the photographic session at the Camp Nou and his press conference.

‘You say all signings are controversial’ – Valverde defends Boateng’s arrival at Barcelona | Goal
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has defended the arrival of Kevin-Prince Boateng, telling the media they have been critical of “all” signings during his tenure as coach. Boateng completed an unlikely loan switch from Sassuolo on Monday, with Barca also having the right to purchase him for €8million (£7m/$9.1m) during his stay.

Kick off time confirmed for cup second leg against Sevilla | FC Barcelona
The game between FC Barcelona and Sevilla in the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter final at Camp Nou now has a day and kick off time. Ernesto Valverde’s team will take on the Andalusians on Wednesday 30 January at 9.30pm CET in a clash which will decide which of the two sides will go through to the last four of the competition.

Barca’s Alba to Messi, City’s Sane to Sterling among the most unstoppable combos in world football | ESPN

Lionel Messi is such a wonderful all-round attacker that he’s capable of developing a good partnership with almost anyone, but he particularly likes combining with quick runners out wide. Pedro might not have been the most talented forward to play as a wide forward for Barcelona over the past decade, but he’s arguably the one who combined best with Messi.

CAS dismiss Levante’s request to suspend Copa del Rey action | Marca
Levante are taking their complaint over Barcelona’s alleged illegal line-up in the first leg of the two sides’ Copa del Rey last 16 tie to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), but the institution has denied their request to suspend cup action.

Arsenal’s move for Denis Suarez gets complicated | Marca
Denis Suarez’s potential move from Barcelona to Arsenal has become a little more convoluted after negotiations on Tuesday. The two clubs suggested a number of solutions in order find a breakthrough, but were unable to find one which was suitable.

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