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FC Barcelona News: 26 January 2019; Kickoff Time for Valladolid Announced, PSG Eying Philippe Coutinho

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Jordi Alba exclusive: On new deal, Valverde staying on, Neymar and Miranda | Sport
Jordi Alba was deservedly named the best Catalan sportsman in 2018. He was key in Barcelona’s double success, thanks to his partnership with Lionel Messi. The left-back is in a great moment of form and he has spoke to Sport about a variety of subjects...

Kluivert: ‘Barça fans are going to love how De Jong plays’ | FC Barcelona
Former Barça striker Patrick Kluivert, who has plenty of knowledge of Ajax and Dutch football, is another name on the list of people excited about the arrival of Frenkie de Jong. The one-time number 9 for the club says that “The fans at the Camp Nou will love how he plays, and he can fit in very well at Barça because of his playing style.”

The lowdown on Girona FC | FC Barcelona
Girona, best known to the outside world for budget airline flights to the Costa Brava and one of the filming locations of Game of Thrones, spent most of their footballing existence in the second and third tiers of the Spanish system until earning promotion to the second division in 2008 and then reaching the dizzy heights of La Liga for the first time in 2017.

Kick off time confirmed for FC Barcelona v Valladolid | FC Barcelona
The Spanish League has announced the kick off times for week 24 of La Liga. That weekend Barça take on Sergio González’s Valladolid side at Camp Nou and the game will be played on Saturday, 16 February at 8.45pm CET. The fixture will be the final one of Saturday’s matches.

How PSG are planning to get revenge on Barca for De Jong | Sport
Per RMC journalist Daniel Riolo on Twitter, Nasser Al-Khelaifi have turned their sights to Coutinho in the latest installment of ‘commercial war’. Coutinho is not in his best form at Barca to tell the truth. However he has a contract until June 2023 and a release clause of 400m euros.

All the details from the ‘Emerson Operation’ between Real Betis and Barcelona | Marca
Barcelona and Real Betis have reached an agreement to share the signing of Atletico Mineiro right-back Emerson Aparecido Leite De Souza Junior, known simply as Emerson. The deal for the 20-year-old should be announced in the coming days, while the footballer is currently playing for Brazil at the South American Under-20 Championship.

Barcelona ‘want Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi’ | Football Espana
Barcelona are eyeing a surprise move for out-of-favour Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi, according to reports. The 30-year-old has started only eight Premier League games this season and has fallen behind John Stones, Vincent Kompany and Aymeric Laporte in the club’s pecking order.

Pogba would only leave Manchester United for Barcelona, Real Madrid - brother | ESPN
Paul Pogba would only leave Manchester United to go to Barcelona or Real Madrid, his brother has told AS. Florentin Pogba said Manchester City were the only other club at which the midfielder could improve, but added that the 25-year-old would snub a move to the Etihad Stadium.

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