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FC Barcelona News: 26 June 2019; Victor Lindelof rumors emerge

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Lindelof, alternative to De Ligt at Barça | Mundo Deportivo

Barcelona have reportedly considered Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof as an alternative to Matthijs de Ligt. The Dutch star looks set to join Juventus, and Barcelona have enquired about the possibility of signing Lindelof.

Valverde gave Griezmann signing his blessing | Mundo Deportivo

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has given the signing of Antoine Griezmann his blessing and has never asked the club to re-sign Neymar. Valverde is said to be a big fan of Griezmann and wants a versatile forward who can play out wide and as a No. 9.

Ronaldo on Messi: “Let him play football for the rest of his life!” | Sport

Brazil legend Ronaldo has been talking about Lionel Messi and how he loves watching the Barcelona star in action. He said: “I want to wish him a happy birthday and I hope he lives for another 100 years. Well, what can you say to Leo? Play football for the rest of your life! I believe Leo is a player that the world loves to watch.”

Neymar ‘considers walking out of PSG’ to force through Barcelona return | Daily Mail

Neymar is reportedly considering walking out of PSG and trying to force through a transfer to Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Brazilian has given his current employers a deadline of July 8 to get the deal done or he will walk.

Barcelona expects to close Neto’s signing today | Mundo Deportivo

Barcelona expect to secure the signing of Neto from Valencia on Wednesday. The goalkeeper will move to the Camp Nou, with Jasper Cillessen heading the other way. The Brazilian is expected to cost €30 million.

Barcelona are closing in on Nancy’s Bilel Hassaini | Marca

Nancy teenager Bilel Hassaini is “very close” to joining Barcelona. The 18-year-old forward has turned down a move to PSG and Barca have now increased their interest. However, Arsenal are said to be keen and could try to muscle in.

Arturo Vidal ignores Inter transfer talk and is fully focused on Chile | Sport

Arturo Vidal has sought to play down rumors about a move to Inter Milan. The appointment of Antonio Conte has brought talk of a move for the Barcelona midfielder, but Vidal is having none of it. He said: “I wish him the best of luck but right now I’m only focused on the national team.”