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FC Barcelona News: 21 February 2019; Arthur Returns to Training, Samuel Umtiti Will Not be Rushed

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Arthur returns to Barcelona training | Marca
Barcelona midfielder Arthur has taken a step forward in his recovery from injury. After being ruled out with a hamstring issue on February 8, the midfielder looked set for three to four weekson the sidelines, but the Brazilian has already begun training.

Neither Sevilla nor Real Madrid: Umtiti’s return will not be forced | Sport
Being on the bench against Lyon this week was the first step towards a full recovery but Barça are certain on one thing: they do not want to rush things. Barça want to avoid the bad experience of what happened when he first returned from the same knee problem when he suffered a relapse. The club hope to have him at his best for the final stage of the season but will not force the issue.

Barça will only re-open Rabiot talks if the PSG midfielder comes to them | Sport
Barça feel signing him now will be difficult, but they’re ruling nothing out because it’s a great market opportunity as he will be free when his PSG deal expires in June. But Barça will not make a move. If Rabiot wants to come in the summer, he will have to take the first step to prove his intentions.

Lionel Messi ‘greatest ever in Spain’ - Javier Tebas | Football Espana
La Liga chief Javier Tebas has played down concerns Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona and stated the Argentine star was an ‘icon’ in Spanish football. The 31-year-old has scored 582 goals in 667 games for the Catalan giants and is under contract at the Camp Nou until 2021, having signed a deal in November 2017.

Five-man Barcelona transfer shortlist to bolster attack touted, €50m-rated La Liga ace leads way | CaugthOffside
With that in mind, Mundo Deportivo claim that the Catalan giants have identified five transfer targets to provide a solution, with Celta’s Maxi Gomez said to be leading the likes of Luka Jovic, Andre Silva, Nicolas Pepe and Rafael Leao.

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