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FC Barcelona News: 26 March 2019; Marcus Rashford reportedly on the agenda

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Marcus Rashford on Barcelona agenda | Mundo Deportivo

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has emerged as an option for Barcelona this summer along with Luka Jovic and Antoine Griezmann. The club like his versatility, youth and technical ability but are aware a transfer will be complicated and that English players rarely thrive in Spain.

Pique on anti-Spain chants: Disrespect is intolerable | Marca

Gerard Pique has hit out at anti-Spain chants during Catalonia’s friendly win over Venezuela. He said: “I have told them to be quiet because it is necessary to preach by [setting an] example. Disrespect is intolerable. There is no need to be disrespectful.”

Barcelona looking for a club for Riqui Puig | Mundo Deportivo

Barcelona are thinking about Riqui Puig’s future and want him to gain some playing time. They think he needs to be playing at the highest level but competition for places is fierce in the first team. They are therefore looking a club that suits his style.

‘Barça defender Umtiti needs minutes to recover his best form’ | Sport

Former France midfielder Emmanuel Petit says Samuel Umtiti needs game time to get back to his best after injury. He said: “Samuel needs to play more minutes so he can get back to his best. He suffered physically, so it’s normal [he is not as his best] after such a long absence.”

De Ligt: We’ll see where I end up | Goal

Matthijs de Ligt says he’s focusing on playing for Ajax as speculation over his future continues to swirl. He said: “I play my game, focus on football and we’ll see where I end up, It is not something that worries me. I am currently playing for Ajax and the national team, so that is what I’m focussing on. I’m gaining experience and I like it.”

Alberto Moreno ‘to sign two-year contract with Barcelona’ | Mirror

Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno will sign a two-year deal with Barcelona, according to Diario Sport. The defender is out of contract in the summer and will move to the Camp Nou as back-up to Jordi Alba.

Barcelona definitively rule out signing Griezmann | Marca

Barcelona have ruled out signing Antoine Griezmann in the summer transfer window. His representatives have been in touch to tell Barca his release clause will drop at the end of the season, but the Spanish champions aren’t interested.

Agent Lenglet: ‘Napoli? Why should he leave Barcelona? | Calciomercato

Clement Lenglet’s agent has been talking about previous interest from Napoli and his future at Barcelona. He said: “I don’t know what to say, last summer Napoli showed interest in my client, but then Barcelona came around. If he will stay 100%? In football, a percentage of this kind doesn’t exist, but I wonder why he should ever leave? He’s playing, he’s winning and it’s Barcelona,”

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