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FC Barcelona News: 1 June 2019; Barcelona Eying Junior Firpo, Moussa Wague Called Up by Senegal

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Spanish game healthy despite match-fixing claims - chief | ESPN
La Liga integrity department chief Inaki Arbea has told ESPN FC that Spanish football “generally is in good health” despite match-fixing allegations. Spanish police conducted raids in five cities -- Huesca, Malaga, Valladolid, Madrid and A Coruna -- on Tuesday as part of an investigation into suspected match-fixing in the top three divisions.

Barça are interested in signing Real Betis left-back Junior Firpo | Sport
FC Barcelona are looking to add competition to the left back role and challenge the ever-present Jordi Alba for a starting spot. One of the top prospects from LaLiga is none other than Real Betis youngster Hector Junior Firpo Adamas, Junior to his friends. The 22-year-old has a contract with Betis until 2023.

Barcelona lead race to sign Filipe Luis | Marca
Barcelona are the frontrunners to sign Filipe Luis, who looks set to leave Atletico Madrid this summer. There is currently no new contract on the table for the left-back from Los Rojiblancos, with his current deal due to expire on June 30.

Valencia move for Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen | Football Espana
Valencia aim to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen this summer, according to a report on their local Cadena Cope channel. Cillessen, a Dutch international, has a contract at the Camp Nou running through until June 2021 and containing a €60m release clause, while it is believed he wants more first-team football.

PSG want Philippe Coutinho ‘for friend’ Neymar | Football Espana
Paris Saint-Germain plan to sign Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho this summer to compliment his ‘friend’ Neymar, report Diario AS. The former Liverpool playmaker has cut a frustrated figure for the Catalan club this season, finding starting opportunities limited at the club and struggling to find consistent form.

Messi reveals WhatsApp group with ‘phenomenon’ Neymar and Suarez | Goal
Barcelona star Lionel Messi labelled Neymar a “phenomenon” and revealed he is in a WhatsApp group with the Paris Saint-Germain star and team-mate Luis Suarez.The trio formed one of the world’s best attacks for three seasons at Barca before Neymar moved to the Ligue 1 giants in 2017.

Wague pre-selected by Senegal for Africa Cup of Nations | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona player Moussa Wague has been provisionally called upon by Senegal to play in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which is being held in Egypt from June 29 to July 19. If his selection is confirmed, Wague, a reserve player who made his first team debut this season, would thus become the seventh Barça player ever to be summoned for the competition, although he would be the only one this summer.

Todibo, Konrad de la Fuente and Ronald Araujo into U20 World Cup last 16 | FC Barcelona
Three blaugranes remain involved in the U20 World Cup which is currently being played in Poland. The Barça defender Jean-Clair Todibo with France, B team centre back Ronald Araujo with Uruguay and U19A winger Konrad de la Fuente with the USA have all made it to the second round of the tournament.