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FC Barcelona News: 9 December 2019; Changed Squad Travels to Milan, Arturo Vidal Rumors Continue

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The squad for the trip to Inter Milan | FC Barcelona
The group stage of the Champions League comes to an end for Barça on Tuesday with a visit to Internazionale in Group F. The blaugranes are already through to the last 16 as group winners thanks to their 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at Camp Nou in their previous fixture. In contrast, Antonio Conte’s team are still to book their place in the last 16 so the visit of Ernesto Valverde’s team to Milan is a vital clash.

When and where to watch Inter-Barça | FC Barcelona
The Champions League returns for the final group game, and on this page you will find the kick-off times in a number of major cities from America to Australasia, plus the TV channels that hold the rights to show games this season.

Barcelona keep on breaking records in Champions League group stage | Sport
Barcelona have once again qualified from their Champions League group as group winners. This season, in addition, they have managed to do it in what was dubbed one of the more difficult groups. However, they have overcome Inter, Borussia Dortmund and Slavia Prague, who have been the surprise package despite exiting the competition early.

Inter negotiate with Barcelona on Arturo Vidal transfer | Football Espana
Barcelona and Inter will negotiate the transfer of midfielder Arturo Vidal this week, according to the front page of El Mundo Deportivo. The Catalan media outlet claim the two clubs will discuss the deal as part of meetings surrounding their Champions League midweek clash.

Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal linked with Manchester United | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has emerged as a shock transfer target for Premier League side Arturo Vidal in January. The Chilean international has been linked with a move away from the Camp Nou this season, with both he, and manager Ernesto Valverde, have admitted that he could move on unless he can command a regular first team place.

Barcelona president ‘not worried’ by Lionel Messi retirement | Football Espana
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists he is not worried about the day that superstar Lionel Messi retires. Messi said, upon receiving his record sixth Ballon d’Or trophy last week, that he would be approaching the end of his playing career soon.

Busquets: Messi can still go on for a while yet | Marca
Sergio Busquets believes Lionel Messi still has plenty left in him after the Argentine talked about retirement earlier in the week. The Barcelona captain scored a hat-trick against Real Mallorca to celebrate his sixth Ballon d’Or win at the age of 32.

‘Barcelona’s door always open for Guardiola’ – Bartomeu refusing to rule out return for Man City boss | Goal
Pep Guardiola has been told that “the door will always be open for him” at Barcelona, with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu refusing to rule out another return to his roots for the Catalan. The current Manchester City boss emerged out of a fabled youth system at Camp Nou to become a senior star in his playing days.

AC Milan keen on Barcelona’s young defender Jean Clair Todibo | Sport
Barcelona have decided that Jean Clair Todibo can leave the club in January. The French defender has not earned a regular place in the side and the club want to make money on someone who has a good reputation around Europe. The latest to show an interest in him is AC Milan.

Valencia Mestalla 0-0 Barça B: Dominance without goals | FC Barcelona
The visitors dominated the opening minutes of the game, and their best chance came in the 18th minute with a shot from Monchu that would eventually bounce off the post. Guillem’s shot forced goalkeeper Bernad into a full-length dive, and just before the break the Catalans went close again through Monchu.

Kubo: I deserve the boos from Barcelona fans | Goal
Takefusa Kubo has admitted that he deserved to be booed by Barcelona fans as his Mallorca side travelled to Camp Nou for a Primera Division fixture on Saturday. Kubo was one of the great hopes of the Barca academy before he left the club for FC Tokyo after the Spanish champions were found to have violated international transfer regulations in signing him.

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