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FC Barcelona News: 10 July 2019; Duo Named in Copa America Best XI, PSG Eying Samuel Umtiti

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COPE: LaLiga Santander to kick off with Athletic Club-Barcelona on Friday August 16 | Marca
The 2019/20 LaLiga Santander season will start on Friday, August 16 as Athletic Club host Barcelona at the San Mames. LaLiga president Javier Tebas wishes to have one game on Friday, four on Saturday, four on Sunday and one on Monday over the opening weekend of Spain’s top flight.

Arturo Vidal and Arthur, in the Copa América best XI | FC Barcelona
Arturo Vidal and Arthur have been selected for the Copa América best XI as chosen by the Technical Study Group of the South American Soccer Confederation. Both FC Barcelona players completed a very good tournament, being key for their teams throughout the competition.

Dembélé and Todibo advance their return to training | FC Barcelona
Ousmane Dembélé and Jean-Clair Todibo have advanced their return to training. The two French players are already working at the Ciutat Esportiva although there are still a few days left before FC Barcelona’s pre-season officially begins.

Neto: ‘I think I’m coming to Barça at my best’ | FC Barcelona
Neto is proud, happy and prepared for the challenge of defending the Barça goal, with the desire to learn from the best, to grow and to keep improving. Norberto Murara ‘Neto’ arrives at FC Barcelona just ahead of his 30th birthday, with the ambition and motivation to keep getting better. “I come to Barça in my prime, as a goalkeeper, and as a person, and I think this is the best time for me,” Neto said at his official presentation to the media, in the Auditorium 1899.

PSG look to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti | Football Espana
Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful on a deal to land Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti this summer, according to reports in Spain. El Mundo Deportivo say the French champions would prioritise a move for the central defender ahead of fellow Blaugrana teammates Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele - whom they both admire.

Barcelona rejected in approach for Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof | Football Espana
Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof was subject of a transfer approach from Barcelona, according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo. The Catalan-based daily carried the news of the Blaugrana’s interest on the front page of their Wednesday edition a fortnight ago that the Sweden international is an ‘alternative’ to Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.

Pique loses battle with Treasury and must pay 1.5 million euros | Marca
Gerard Pique has become the latest footballer to lose a case before the Treasury in relation to his image rights. The Barcelona defender was present in the National Court due to an accusation on behalf of the Tax Agency.

Bundesliga interest in young Barcelona midfelder Oriol Busquets | Sport
Barcelona B midfielder Oriol Busquets could be set for a change of scenery this summer as he’s not likely to be given any first-team action. Ernesto Valverde is a fan of Busquets but cannot make any promises with so many midfielders already at the club. It is unlikely he will stay with the B team in Spain’s third tier for another season.