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FC Barcelona News: 27 July 2019; La Liga Opener Rescheduled, Full Squad Set for US Tour

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FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao receive fixture changes | Football Espana
FC Barcelona’s opening game of the 2019-20 La Liga season, at Athletic Bilabo, has been rescheduled for August 17. The game at San Mames was originally set for the evening of August 16, as the curtain raiser for the new season, however that was criticised as it would mean playing on a Friday night.

Bartomeu confirms full team to be in United States | FC Barcelona
Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed to ESPN on Friday that the entire team will travel to the United States, including players who were not in Japan due to Copa América duty earlier this summer. Thus, players like Leo Messi, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur Melo, Luis Suárez, and Arturo Vidal will be part of the expedition that will be heading to Miami on August 5, one day after the Joan Gamper Trophy match against Arsenal.

FC Barcelona to offer Lionel Messi ‘lifetime’ contract | Football Espana
FC Barcelona are considering offering Lionel Messi a new contract - to end his career in at the club. The Argentinian international is under contract at the Camp Nou until 2021, and there is no rush from either side to enter into talks on a new deal until he enters the final 12 months of his deal.

Borussia Dortmund chase FC Barcelona forward Malcom | Football Espana
Borussia Dortmund have made a €42m bid for FC Barcelona winger Malcom, according to reports from online source The German side have been linked with a move for the Brazilian for over a month, and they will now step up their efforts to bring him to Germany, ahead of the 2019-20 Bundesliga season.

Paris Saint-Germain not interested in Ivan Rakitic | Football Espana
FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic will not be used in a deal to bring Neymar back to the club. Reports in Spain have claimed that the Croatian international could be used as a makeweight as the Catalan side look to launch an audacious bid to bring the Brazilian international back to the Camp Nou.

Jasper Cillessen has no regrets on FC Barcelona exit | Football Espana
Former FC Barcelona goal keeper Jasper Cillessen is determined to turn his career around after sealing a move to Valencia CF. The Dutch international confirmed at the end of the 2018-19 season that he wanted to leave the Camp Nou, after growing frustrated at falling behind Marc Ter Stegen as the club’s first choice goal keeper.

Segura out at Barca in backroom shake-up | ESPN
Barcelona’s director of football Pep Segura has had his contract with the club terminated as president Josep Maria Bartomeu continues to make changes behind the scenes at Camp Nou. Technical director Eric Abidal is set to take on more responsibility at the club, as sources confirmed to ESPN FC last weekend, following Segura’s departure.

Vermaelen signs for Vissel Kobe | FC Barcelona
Thomas Vermaelen has a new club: Vissel Kobe, where he joins former Blaugranas Andrés Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper. The 33-year-old Belgian international joins the team against whom FC Barcelona will play their second pre-season friendly in the city of Kobe this Saturday.