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FC Barcelona News: 13 October 2019; Samuel Umtiti Set to Return, Barcelona B Hammer Orihuela

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Out-of-favour Rakitic could leave Barça in the January transfer window | Sport
Ivan Rakitic’s time at FC Barcelona might be coming to an end. The Croatian midfielder is more likely to leave in the January transfer window than he is to complete his sixth season at the Camp Nou. The reason for letting him go is primarily for sporting reasons but also to help balance the books.

Ansu Fati trains with Spain’s U21 side for the first time this morning | Sport
FC Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati has completed his first training session as a member of Spain’s U21 squad. The speedy winger, whose documentation is now fully processed, replaces another Barça alumni in Carles Perez.

Samuel Umtiti set for Barcelona return | Football Espana
Samuel Umtiti could be in line for a return to the Barcelona squad next weekend. The French international has been struggled with a persistent knee injury for almost 12 months, with the club alternating between treatments in order to solve the issue.

Puyol prefers Messi approach to Barcelona leadership over Pique’s outspoken style | Goal
Carles Puyol admits he prefers Lionel Messi’s softly-softly approach to diplomacy at Barcelona over the blunt style of Gerard Pique. Long-serving defender Pique recently hit out when he blamed the demands of Barca’s pre-season travels for the poor start to their La Liga title defence.

Real Madrid legend is full of praise for Barça teenager Ansu Fati | Sport
The 16-year-old was recently called up for Spain’s U21 side as his dream season shows no sign of slowing down. “There are youngsters who appear out of nowhere and have something different about them. You have to be patient, relaxed and enjoy them.”

Vidal: ‘I want it all’ | FC Barcelona
While in Alicante on international duty for Chile, Barça midfielder spoke to Sport newspaper, and here are some of the standout quotes from an intriguing interview.

Barcelona target PSV striker Donyell Malen | Football Espana
Barcelona are monitoring the situation of in-form PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen, according to a report in Diario AS. Malen has already hit a remarkable 16 goals this campaign for the Dutch giants and is particularly finding incredible goalscoring form in the Eredivisie, where he has netted 10 times in nine appearances.

Barça B 3–0 Orihuela: Crucial victory | FC Barcelona
Barça B eased to victory at the Johan Cruyff stadium, beating Orihuela 3-0 and erasing the memory of the 4-1 defeat against Hercules last week in the process. Only 45 minutes were needed to seal the win, Monchu, Severio and Morer scoring before half-time.