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FC Barcelona News: 28 December 2019; Nelson Semedo Wants Quicker Contract Talks, Donyell Malen Joins Striker Shortlist

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Barça and Messi kings of the 2010s | FC Barcelona
The 2010s were a decade defined by Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona. From 2010 to 2019, the club have achieved some record-setting statistics in wins, goals and assists, led by the Argentinian forward. No other player from Europe’s top five leagues has matched such numbers.

Barcelona return to training on Sunday | Sport
Barcelona return to work on Sunday to prepare for the derby clash with Espanyol on Sat Jan 4 (9pm) at Cornella El Prat. Valverde will have all his squad available, with the exception of Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, Neto and Arturo Vidal, who have extra time off to spend Christmas at home in South America.

Busquets is Barcelona’s most important player alongside Messi, says Real Madrid’s Casemiro | Goal
Sergio Busquets is Barcelona’s most important player alongside Lionel Messi, according to his Real Madrid counterpart Casemiro. The Brazilian was responding to comments Busquets recently made, saying he had been studying Casemiro’s style of play – something the Madrid man described as “an honour”.

The slow-burning contract talks that are frustrating Semedo | Marca
Nelson Semedo received a good offer to leave Barcelona for Atletico Madrid last summer. He was the right-back Diego Simeone wanted to sign and, despite Atletico’s insistence and the player’s willingness to go, Barcelona decided against letting him depart.

Inter Milan accelerate to sign Arturo Vidal | Sport
Inter Milan have accelerated towards signing Arturo Vidal in the winter window from Barcelona. The Italian club have reached a deal with the midfielder and only now need to convince Barcelona to sell, per Tuttosport.

ABC: Arturo Vidal is claiming 2.4 million from Barca in unpaid bonuses | Sport
The Chilean midfielder, who is currently negotiating his way out of the club with Inter Milan trying to sign him, say that Vidal has only been paid 1.7m euros of the 4.1m he believe he is owed.

‘The best is yet to come’ - Rakitic not thinking about leaving Barcelona | Goal
Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic has insisted that he is not thinking about leaving Barcelona as rumours continue to swirl over his future. The 31-year-old will enter the final year of his contract at the end of this season and has been linked with a number of clubs across Europe in the last few transfer windows.

Chelsea forward Willian not interested in Barcelona | Football Espana
Barcelona remain interested in signing Chelsea forward Willian but the player has no interest in a move, say reports. Pep Guardiola was linked with bringing him to the Camp Nou, however no move materialised, and he moved on to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, and then Chelsea.

Barcelona identify PSV striker Donyell Malen | Football Espana
Barcelona have identified PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen as a transfer target, according to Diario Sport. Malen has already hit 17 goals this campaign for the Dutch giants and is particularly finding incredible goalscoring form in the Eredivisie, where he has netted 11 times in 14 appearances.

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