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FC Barcelona News: 3 July 2019; Brazil Reach Copa America Final, Frenkie de Jong Presentation Date Announced

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Arthur and Coutinho into Copa América final | FC Barcelona
Arthur and Coutinho are through to the final of the Copa América. But it’s the end of the road for Argentina and Leo Messi following Tuesday’s semi-final, with Brazil advancing on the back of a 2-0 win to meet the winners of tonight’s other semi between Chile (featuring Arturo Vidal) and Peru.

Friday 5 July: Frenkie de Jong official presentation | FC Barcelona
Frenkie de Jong will be stepping on the Camp Nou turf for the first time this Friday 5 July for the first time as he is unveiled as an FC Barcelona player. The event is going to be open to the public and is scheduled to begin at around 7.00pm local time and will be shown live on Barça TV, and we’ll also be streaming it here on Barça Video, with commentary in English and Spanish, starting at 6.15pm CET.

Sources: Barca can sign Griezmann and Neymar | ESPN
Both Ernesto Valverde and the club’s sporting structure -- including sporting director Pep Segura, technical secretary Eric Abidal and his assistant Ramon Planes, who are working hard on bringing in new players -- have given the green light to adding both forwards to the squad during the transfer window.

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic linked to PSG move | Football Espana
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic sparked transfer speculation of a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain as he was spotted flying to the French capital. However, El Mundo Deportivo say that his representatives insist he is only going on a family vacation and the trip is not linked to his future in football.

Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho says ‘yes’ to Paris Saint-Germain | Sport
If Barcelona and Neymar are going to get their reunion this summer, they need certain parts of the puzzle to fall into place first -- a puzzle that a few weeks ago didn’t seem to correspond with reality. However, things have moved on to the point that none of the parts implicated in the potential deal -- Barça, Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain -- have denied the information which has appeared.

Wague and Senegal advance to knockout stage | FC Barcelona
Senegal’s victory in their third and final group game at the African Cup of Nations, 3-0 against Kenya, means that the Lions of Teranga will be among the sixteen teams that advance to the knockout stages. After beating Tanania, managed by former Barça star Emmanuel Amunike, 2-0 in the opening fixture but losing to Algeria, this victory means one of the hot favourites to take the title qualify in second place from Group C.

Ousmane Dembele not moving to Bayern Munich from Barcelona, says representative | Sky Sports
The 22-year-old France international, who moved to Catalonia from Borussia Dortmund for a projected £135m in 2017, is said to be keen on staying at Barcelona - where they are still convinced of his abilities. Barcelona, according to reports, are looking to offload Dembele - and Philippe Coutinho - to raise funds to sign both Antoine Griezmann and Neymar this summer.

Boateng rules out Barcelona stay as he bids farewell to Camp Nou | Goal
Kevin-Prince Boateng has shot down suggestions he could join Barcelona permanently by confirming his exit on social media. The 32-year-old made four appearances for the Spanish champions during his spell on loan from Sassuolo during the second half of last season.