Argentina and Brazil to meet in the semis | FC Barcelona
Argentina have beaten Venezuela 2-0 at the Maracaná to progress to the semi-finals of the Copa América thanks to goals from Lautaro Martínez and Lo Celso. Barça’s Leo Messi played the full ninety minutes and the reward is an enticing semi-final against Brazil, featuring Philippe Coutinho and Arthur, to be played in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday at 9.30pm local time, 2.30am Wednesday morning CEST.
Federer: What I love most about Messi is that he always has three options | Marca
Lionel Messi has won many admirers across the world and one of those is the tennis player Roger Federer. The Swiss has expressed his admiration for the Barcelona captain’s skills and vision on the pitch.
Antoine Griezmann agrees five-year Barcelona deal | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann will sign a five-year contract at Barcelona worth €17m per year, according to reports. It is claimed by L’Equipe - as cited by Marca - that the player will join the Blaugrana at the start of July when his release clause drops from €200m to €120m.
Manchester United return for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic | Football Espana
Manchester United have made fresh contact with Barcelona for the transfer of midfielder Ivan Rakitic, report Diario Sport. The report claims that United are searching for midfield reinforcements with the anticipated departure of Paul Pogba, and the Croatian could be sold by the Blaugrana for €50m after knocking back an earlier €35m approach from United.
Second judge will look into Neymar’s 2013 move to Barcelona | Marca
A second judge is being sent to look into Neymar’s 2013 move from Santos to Barcelona. Spain’s National Audience have asked the case to be looked into for a second time, with concerns over whether Barcelona committed any financial crimes.
Le Parisien: PSG keep lowering the price for Neymar | Sport
PSG want to sell Neymar. The French club believe the relationship with him is broken. And even though they started off demanding 300 million euros it seems they are rapidly lowering that price. On Friday Le Parisien say PSG lowered their demands to the 222m euros they paid Barca for him in the first place.
‘Of course Neymar can return to Barcelona’ – Second spell at Camp Nou has Pedro’s support | Goal
Neymar would be welcome back at Barcelona, claims former Camp Nou team-mate Pedro, with the Brazilian having cemented a standing as “one of the best in the world”. A return to Catalunya for the Brazil international has been mooted during the summer transfer window amid reports the 27-year-old is said to be looking for a way out of Paris Saint-Germain after two years in France.
Ter Stegen and Alexia Putellas win Barça fair play award | FC Barcelona
Marc André TerStegen and Alexia Putellas have won the Premio Barça Jugadores award presented each year by the Barça Players Group in recognition of fair play demonstrated by male and females FC Barcelona stars over the course of the season. The jury met on Thursday at the Camp Nou to make their decision.