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FC Barcelona News: 6 June 2019; Lionel Messi talks World Cup dreams

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Messi refuses to give up on World Cup dream after ‘terrible’ 2014 final defeat | AS

Lionel Messi says he has not given up hope he will lift the World Cup and has spoken about Argentina’s defeat in the 2014 final. He told TyC Sports: “God will say if we look at it or not. It would be the ultimate. It’s the biggest dream I have yet to fulfil. Being so close to that World Cup [in 2014] was terrible, because we deserved to be able to lift it.”

Only PSG and Barcelona remain in the race to sign De Ligt | Marca

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt is set to make a decision on his future, and there are only two clubs left in the running. Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly the only clubs in with a chance of landing the Dutch centre-back this summer.

Neymar says ‘no’ to Real Madrid.. but ‘yes’ to Barça move | Sport

Neymar has told Real Madrid he is not interested in moving to the Bernabeu after listening to an offer from Los Blancos. Florentino Perez was keen to bring in the Brazilian as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo but Neymar has turned down a move. Meanwhile, the Barcelona dressing room would be happy to have Neymar back.

Barça decide against making an offer for Japanese star Take Kubo | Sport

Barcelona have decided not to join the race to sign Japanese star Take Kubo. The 18-year-old was at La Masia but left after a FIFA investigation found he was signed illegally. He has now attracted plenty of interest but Barca feel his demands are too high, and he is being tipped to join PSG.

‘De Ligt to Barca a good move’ - Hasselbaink backing new generation of Dutch stars | Goal

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink reckons that Matthijs de Ligt moving to Barcelona is a pretty good idea. He said: “De Ligt has already been doing it for a long time. He is the first real quality defender to be at Ajax since Jaap Stam. At Netherlands, he has Van Dijk alongside him, he looks like he will follow De Jong to Barcelona which would be a good move.”

Barça, Ajax and PSV are all after young full back Diego Palacios | Sport

Barcelona are one of several clubs believed to be interested in Willem II left-back Diego Palacios. The 19-year-old is said to be close to a move to PSV Eindhoven, but both Barcelona and Ajax have spoken to the teenager about a move.