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FC Barcelona News: 11 June 2019; Barcelona Set Nelson Semedo Value, Philippe Coutinho Opens Up

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Barcelona could end up playing two friendlies against Napoli in the USA | Marca
Changes to the Supercopa de Espana format, which will now be played in January and will consist of a ‘Final Four’ format, mean that the Blaugrana’s calendar is less hectic than it otherwise would have been, thus giving them extra time to fit in more friendlies.

Semedo’s price is high | Marca
The summer transfer market is starting to simmer, movements are beginning to take place, and money is starting to be thrown around. In LaLiga Santander, Nelson Semedo is one player who could be on the move this summer, but he won’t be leaving Barcelona on the cheap.

Man United probe the signing of Ivan Rakitic | Sport
It would suit Barcelona to make an important sale in June. One of the players whom there is a lot of interest in is Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic. He was close to PSG last summer but the player didn’t want to go. Now Manchester United have made a move to try and see if he’s willing to leave the Camp Nou.

Coutinho admits to poor season at Barcelona | ESPN
Philippe Coutinho admits his performances for Barcelona this season were not good enough as the Spanish champions look to cash in on their record signing. Coutinho, 26, made an impressive start to life at Barca when he joined the club from Liverpool in January of 2018 for €160 million but his form dipped dramatically in his second season with the club.

Cillessen: I want to forget this year as quickly as possible | Marca
Jasper Cillessen has admitted that he’d rather forget about the season gone by as he prepares to decide his future in the coming weeks. Cillessen was in goal for Barcelona during their Copa del Rey final defeat to Valencia and also played for the Netherlands as they lost the UEFA Nations League final to Portugal on Sunday.

De Ligt: Money is not the problem, I want to play | Marca
The 2018/19 season is over for Matthijs de Ligt, but the Ajax centre-back still does not know where he will be playing next season. He has several offers on the table from some of Europe’s elite clubs, but he has made it clear that he will not take finances into consideration when deciding who he wants to join.

Copa América Stories (I): Messi’s first game in the competition | FC Barcelona
It’s twelve years since Lionel Messi played in the first of four editions of the Copa América, with his fifth about to start in Brazil. But does anyone remember his first ever game in the competition?