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FC Barcelona News: 2 August 2019; Arthur Back in Training, Inter Milan Eying Barcelona Duo

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Arthur is the latest new face to return to preseason training | Sport
Arthur Melo is the latest player to rejoin preseason training at FC Barcelona. The Brazilian has returned ahead of schedule and appeared at the training ground for this afternoon’s session. Arthur was expected back on Sunday after appearing in the Copa America with Brazil. However, after a few days in Ibiza, the midfielder returned and took part in today’s session.

Malcom misses Barcelona training, set for Zenit Saint Petersburg | Football Espana
Barcelona forward Malcom was not involved in training on Thursday as he completes his move to Zenit Saint Petersburg, report Marca. Everton reportedly made a firm offer of €45m for the player this week, with Diario Sport reporting that Zenit sporting director Javier Ribalta had personally travelled to the Catalan capital to complete a deal.

L’Equipe: Neymar will not continue at Paris Saint-Germain | Marca
It seems clear that Neymar will not continue at Paris Saint-Germain, such is the desire of all parties for him to leave. Linked with a move to Barcelona, the Brazilian is left in a state of limbo as things stand.

Inter Milan have a plan to sign Barça pair Rakitic and Vidal | Sport
‘Tuttosport’ say Conte doesn’t want just Vidal but also Ivan Rakitic too. The Croatian is available for the right price in this window but could be tempted to start a fresh challenge in Italy. Inter’s objective is to challenge for the Serie A title and advance beyond the group stages of the Champions League.

Quiz: How much do you know about the Joan Gamper Trophy game? | FC Barcelona
Show off your knowledge of the fixture that sees Barça take on Arsenal on Sunday at Camp Nou

Family Festival for the Gamper game at Camp Nou | FC Barcelona
After two preseason game in Japan, Barça will take part in the Joan Gamper Trophy game, their first game at Camp Nou of the 2019/20 season. The game comes just before the squad head off to the United States to continue their preseason with games against Napoli on 7 and 10 of August.

Barca legend Puyol rejected Real Madrid twice | ESPN
Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol ​​has revealed he twice turned down the opportunity to sign for Real Madrid during his time at Camp Nou. Los Blancos first approached the Barca legend following his impressive performance against Luis Figo in El Clasico in the 2001-02 campaign.

The impressive Cruyff mural at Barcelona’s training ground | Marca
Johan Cruyff is responsible for so much of Barcelona’s success and the club have paid tribute to the Dutch legend with a mural on one of the walls of their training ground. The graffiti at the Joan Gamper Sports Centre contains some of the former player and coach’s most famous quotes.

One of Porto’s highly-rated youngsters says ‘no’ to Barça move | Sport
Tomás Esteves is a highly-rated youngster in his native Portugal. Plenty of Europe’s biggest clubs have kept tabs on the 17-year-old right back, currently at Porto, and Barça went one step further than most. According to ‘O Jogo’, the Catalan giants made an official offer to the player this summer. Porto turned the proposal down.

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