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FC Barcelona News: 28 March 2019; Internationals Return to Training as Espanyol Derby Approaches

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Valverde has everyone back except Vidal as Espanyol preparation continues | Sport
The latest to return were Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Murillo, Coutinho and Arthur Melo -- the coac his just waiting on Arturo Vidal now. Riqui Puig also trained with the first team. Valverde had recovered Ter Stegen, Cillessen, Semedo, Rakitic, Todiblo, Messi, Aleñá, Umtiti and Vermaelen on Wednesday.

When and where to watch Barça - Espanyol | FC Barcelona
Barça’s next Liga fixture is at home to Espanyol on Saturday 30 March at 4.15pm CET. What time is that where you are? Well, this page should help you to work that out and also see who has the rights to screen the game in each country.

Barcelona handed Messi, Suarez injury boosts but Dembele a doubt to face United | ESPN
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez should both be fit for Barcelona’s game against Espanyol on Saturday but Ousmane Dembele is still a couple of weeks away from making his first-team return. Messi was back in training with Barca on Wednesday after missing Argentina’s win against Morocco on Tuesday with a groin problem.

International week: player x player | FC Barcelona
That’s it for the final international break between now and the end of the season, so it’s time to analyse how the different Barça players fared for their different countries.

Umtiti doesn’t intend to leave Barcelona this summer | Marca
Barcelona are going into the summer market with the need to sell some of their staff in order to move for various signing targets they have in mind. In recent weeks, that talk has centred on several names. When the purchase of Frenkie De Jong was finalised, all eyes were on a potential exit for Ivan Rakitic.

Barcelona demand 70 million euros for Malcom | Marca
Malcom’s future at Barcelona remains uncertain but the Blaugrana have no intention of letting the forward leave on the cheap, having set a 70-million-euro price tag on him. The Brazilian has not enjoyed much playing time under Ernesto Valverde and despite the 41 million euros that the club paid to sign him, a satisfying offer may see him depart.

Antoine Griezmann ‘to accept wage cut’ to join Barcelona | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann is willing to take a salary cut to join Barcelona, according to El Mundo Deportivo. The report claim the French forward is on a net annual wage of €23m at Los Rojiblancos, as opposed to the €16m the Blaugrana offered him a year ago.

Barcelona face Bayern Munich competition for Jovic, who they’ve watched 20 times - sources | ESPN
Jovic, 21, is one of the attackers Barca are following as they eye a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez, who is 32. Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, who is out of contract in 2020, is another option but the Catalans liken their chances of landing the England international to dating Cindy Crawford.

Barça want to loan Miranda, Oriol Busquets and Riqui Puig to Ajax | Sport
Barcelona have plans for their youngest players who still haven’t made it in the first team. Juan Miranda (left-back) and midfielder Oriol Busquets and Riqui Puig could all go on loan to Ajax, according to Catalunya Radio. Jean Clair Todibo, signed from Toulouse in January, could also head to the Dutch club as part of a deal for centre-back Matthijs de Ligt to come the other way.

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes ‘has found solitude’ | Football Espana
Former Barcelona goalkeeper and Spain international Victor Valdes has admitted he is enjoying life away from the media spotlight. In a rare interview on Spanish radio, the 37-year-old talked about tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in March 2014 against Celta Vigo – which effectively ended his career at Barcelona.

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