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FC Barcelona News: 24 June 2019; Argentina Advance to Next Round, Dani Alves Return Not Expected

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Argentina, into the Copa América quarterfinals | FC Barcelona
With a win over Qatar in their final group game, Argentina finished second and therefore qualified for the quarterfinals of the Copa América. The national team, with Messi as a starter, achieved the qualification thanks also to Colombia’s win over Paraguay. Goals from Lautaro Martínez and Sergio Aguero ensured Lionel Scaloni’s side will be the ones to face Venezuela.

‘Why doesn’t he win in Europe?’ - Van Gaal blames Messi for Barcelona’s Champions League failures | Goal
Louis van Gaal has hit out at Lionel Messi, claiming the Barcelona talisman should be adapting himself to the team, and not the other way around. The former Blaugrana boss thinks that the forward has too much freedom at Camp Nou, with recent Barca managers prioritising Messi’s individual talents over the team.

How much are you like Messi? | FC Barcelona
Answer the questions with sincerity... we’ll tell you if you have a Messi hidden inside you!

Wague debuts with a win in the Africa Cup of Nations | FC Barcelona
Moussa Wague enjoyed a great debut in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He started and played the full 90 minutes in Senegal’s 2-0 win over Tanzania, the first match in group C. Baldé and Diatta scored the goals.

‘Liverpool shouldn’t blow budget on Coutinho’ – Klopp advised to get Zaha instead | Goal
Liverpool have been advised not to “blow their transfer budget” on re-signing Philippe Coutinho, with John Aldridge of the opinion that Wilfried Zaha would be a better option for Jurgen Klopp. A return to Anfield for the Brazil international playmaker has been mooted this summer.

Denis Suarez: “I’m leaving Barça and Celta Vigo is an option” | Sport
Denis Suárez is yet to make a decision about where he will be playing next season. After an injury-ravaged six months on loan at Arsenal, the midfielder is desperate to leave Barça in order to find regular playing time. Valencia appeared to be in pole position to land him but his financial demands have caused talks to cool and now Celta Vigo might be the favourites for his signature.

Barcelona are considering Dani Olmo | Marca
While Dani Ceballos and Fabian Ruiz have grabbed the headlines for Spain at the European Under-21 Championship, Dani Olmo is another player who has impressed during the tournament. Several top clubs have been following his progress under Luis de la Fuente, but it’s Barcelona who have expressed their interest in the last few days.

Dani Alves wants Camp Nou return but Barcelona aren’t contemplating any offer | Marca
Dani Alves is dreaming of a return to Barcelona this summer after putting an end to his time at Paris Saint-Germain. However, his former employers aren’t even considering bringing the 36-year-old back to the Camp Nou.

“At what moment did Matthijs de Ligt become so money hungry?” | Sport
Nothing has been made official yet but it appears we’re nearing a conclusion to Matthijs de Ligt saga. In Italy, the believe a deal to bring the Ajax captain to Juventus is done after beating off competition from PSG and Barça. As we await an announcement, Dutch journalist Hugo Borst has launched an attack on the young defender.