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FC Barcelona News: 17 June 2019; Luis Suarez Shines in Uruguay Win, Arturo Vidal Receives Offer from China

Barcelona v Valencia - Spanish Copa del Rey Final Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Luis Suárez is the main man for Uruguay | FC Barcelona
The Uruguayan national team began their Copa América campaign by defeating Ecuador 4-0 at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. It was a match in which Barça striker, Luis Suárez, was the protagonist, scoring a goal and assisting another. Óscar Tabárez’s side had control of the game at all times and soon scored through Lodeiro, who was able to dribble past three defenders after a wonderful Suárez cross.

Barcelona’s squad value doesn’t suffer from their poor end to the season | Marca
As ever, the end of the football season is followed by the transfer market, an event that sees Europe’s elite clubs take control and the others follow suit depending on their actions. This summer is no different and Real Madrid have been the early movers, but Barcelona need to act fast and plenty of departures are planned at the Camp Nou.

Nelson Semedo to stay at Barça, won’t be included in Griezmann deal | Sport
FC Barcelona continue to evaluate their squad ahead of the 2019/20 season and one name they want to keep is Nelson Semedo. The right back is considered ‘non-transferable’ and as such won’t be included in a potential deal for Antoine Griezmann.

Doubts about De Ligt could provide an opportunity for Umtiti | Marca
Barcelona are awaiting the decision of Matthijs de Ligt, but every day that passes, the Blaugrana feel further away from the Ajax captain. However, the doubts surrounding De Ligt and his likely move to Paris Saint-Germain could reopen the door for Samuel Umtiti to stake a claim for his place in the Barcelona side.

Offer from China for Arturo Vidal | Sport
According to the website Soccerlink in France, Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has received a big offer from a Chinese club. The Chilean is thinking about leaving the Catalans, where he is not an undisputed starter, to follow in Paulinho’s footsteps back to China.

FC Barcelona want quick Denis Suarez sale | Fotoball Espana
FC Barcelona are hoping to offload midfielder Denis Suarez before their pre-season campaign gets underway in July 2019. According to reports in Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the La Liga champions are willing to sell the 25-year old in a cut-price deal in order to free up space in their first team.

Riqui Puig nominated for Golden Boy award | FC Barcelona
Two players from Barça B are among the 100 players nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award for 2019. Italian newspaper Tuttosport has named not only the highly promising 21-year-olf midfielder Riqui Puig, but also Montenegrin goalkeeper Lazar Carevic among the 100 candidates for its prize

FC Barcelona linked with Fulham teenager Harvey Elliott | Football Espana
FC Barcelona have been linked with a shock move for Fulham teenage midfielder Harvey Elliott. Elliott, 16, is out of contract at Craven Cottage at the end of June and despite developing a huge reputation at the West London club, he is almost certain to move on before the start of the 2019-20 season.

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