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FC Barcelona News: 10 August 2019; Stage Set for Final Preseason Game

FC Barcelona v SSC Napoli Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Ernesto Valverde: I don’t know if Ivan Rakitic stays at Barcelona | Football Espana
Ernesto Valverde admits “he does not know” if Ivan Rakitic will stay at Barcelona beyond the current transfer window. The Croatian international’s current deal at the Camp Nou runs through until the summer of 2021 although Barca signed midfielders Arturo Vidal and Arthur Melo last year and have landed Frenkie De Jong from Ajax this summer.

‘We’ll see’ - Barcelona coach Valverde still unsure over Neymar transfer | Goal
Speaking ahead of a friendly with Napoli in Michigan on Saturday, Valverde said he was still uncertain about the Brazil star’s future and he was keen to focus on the players currently in his squad. ”We’ll see what happens. The classic response is that he plays for another team and that’s that,” Valverde told a news conference.

Neymar to Barcelona cost revealed with PSG open to summer transfer | Goal
After originally staying steadfast on their €222 million (£200m/$249m) valuation of the 27-year-old in initial talks with the Catalans, sources have told Goal that PSG would consider an offer for Neymar that includes Philippe Coutinho, Nelson Semedo and a cash payment of around €50m (£47m/$57m).

Le Parisien: PSG haven’t received a concrete offer for Neymar yet | Sport
ParIs Saint-Germain (PSG) are yet to receive a concrete offer for Neymar from either FC Barcelona or Real Madrid. This is according to ‘Le Parisien’ despite the rumours across Europe suggesting others. However, according to SPORT sources, Barcelona have made various offers to intermediaries which included players going the other way. PSG have said ‘no’ to every one of those proposals.

Barça train at Michigan Stadium, the biggest in the U.S. | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona held their final training session in the United States on Friday at the University of Michigan, around 24 hours before they play Napoli in their last game of the preseason. The team worked out at Michigan Stadium, also known as The Big House, which is the largest stadium in the United States — with a capacity of over 107,000 — and the second largest in the world.

When and where to watch Barça v Napoli | FC Barcelona
Barça face Napoli again on Saturday, August 10 at the Michigan Stadium (United States). After touring Japan and playing the Joan Gamper Trophy, this will be the second game against the Italian team in a few days. The match can be followed via the Match Center and on the various official social media networks of the club. Below, you can find out the kick off time in your area and where you’ll be able to watch the match.

Barça meet members of the Detroit Lions | FC Barcelona
Before FC Barcelona’s training session at Michigan Stadium on Friday, several members of the NFL’s Detroit Lions were down on the field to meet them. Marc-André ter Stegen, Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann exchanged shirts with Danny Amendola, Marvin Jones Jr, Kerryon Johnson and A’Shawn Robinson.

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