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FC Barcelona News: 4 February 2019; Doubt Surrounds Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele

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Valverde has Ousmane Dembélé available again for ‘El Clásico’ | Sport
Dembele worked alongside the first team despite the main focus being on the absence of Leo Messi. However, the Argentine remained in the gym whilst Dembele took part in the full session.

Barcelona remain absolutely calm over Leo Messi’s fitness | Sport
Although the rumours surrounding Lionel Messi’s physical condition haven’t stopped since he ended the match against Valencia in discomfort, the club claim they are optimistic about the star’s availability for the Clasico Copa against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Coutinho urged to ignore Man Utd transfer talk by Barcelona legend Stoichkov | Goal
Philippe Coutinho has been told to “not even think about joining another club”, with the Barcelona playmaker urged to ignore interest from the likes of Manchester United by Blaugrana legend Hristo Stoichkov. The Brazil international has spent just 12 months at Camp Nou.

Agent: Rakitic will not leave this summer | Marca
Although Ivan Rakitic faces a somewhat uncertain Barcelona future, his agent has forcefully ruled out the prospect of a summer exit. The midfielder is keen to renew his contract at the Camp Nou but such an extension has yet to materialise.

Carles Alena ‘delight’ at Barcelona opportunities | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena is ‘delighted’ to be given his first-team opportunities by Coach Ernesto Valverde. The 21-year-old La Masia youth graduate made his second league start of the campaign on Saturday in a 2-2 draw against Valencia, but was replaced by Arthur Melo in the 66th minute.

Seven trends from the first round of Best Goal Ever | FC Barcelona
Of the 64 goals that began the Best Goal Ever competition, only half remain. Now there are 32 strikes in the second round of the initiative that looks to find the greatest goal ever scored by FC Barcelona.

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