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FC Barcelona News: 24 August 2019; Preparations Continue for Home Opener, Arturo Vidal Bid Rejected

FC Barcelona v SSC Napoli - 2019 International Champions Cup Photo by Rey Del Rio/International Champions Cup/Getty Images

Abidal tells Dembele’s agent that Barcelona are disappointed with the player’s attitude | Marca
Ousmane Dembele is on Barcelona’s medical report again and the directors at the club are unhappy with the player’s failure to go for a medical exam the day after feeling pain in the match against Athletic Club, something Eric Abidal has explained to the forward’s agent.

Cristian Tello: ‘It’s always special to return to Camp Nou’ | FC Barcelona
Born in Sabadell, and having played in the youth categories and first team at FC Barcelona, ​​Cristian Tello now faces his third season at Real Betis. A season in which there have been changes, starting with the coaching staff. The ex-Blaugrana recognises that stepping onto the Camp Nou “is always special,” and that he experienced “one of his best stages as a football player” at Barça. The Betis striker was interviewed by official club media.

Massive blow for Betis as Borja Iglesias is ruled out of Barça match | Sport
Their new star striker has been nursing an injury this week and was given until the last moment to prove his fitness. Unfortunately for the Sevilla-based side, the news wasn’t good and he’ll remain at home. Goalkeeper Joel Robles is suspended after seeing red last weekend and Antonio Barragan is left out of the travelling part too.

FC Barcelona want Juventus star Rodrigo Bentancur | Football Espana
FC Barcelona are considering a big-money move for Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur. According to reports in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport this weekend, the La Liga champions are monitoring the Uruguayan international, who has reportedly be told he will only be a squad player in Turin this season.

FC Barcelona reject Inter Milan bid for Arturo Vidal | Football Espana
FC Barcelona have turned down a bid from Serie A side Inter Milan for Arturo Vidal. According to reports in Mundo Deportivo, the La Liga champions rejected an offer for the Chile international, as Ernesto Valverde wants to keep him at the Camp Nou for the 2019-20 season.

Neymar’s future at Paris Saint-Germain may be resolved this weekend | Sky Sports
PSG have yet to receive a suitable offer but there is a reluctance from everybody involved to drag this out to transfer deadline day on September 2. Sources with knowledge of the situation say the next 48 hours are crucial for clubs to make their final offer.

L’Equipe: PSG’s ‘war’ with Neymar is over | Football Espana
Neymar is set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain for the 2019-20 season, according to a source in France. The Brazilian international declared his intention to the leave the club this summer, with former club FC Barcelona heavily linked with bringing him back to the Camp Nou, however no bid materialised from the Catalan side.

FC Barcelona to sign Leganes defender Vasyl Kravets | Football Espana
The 22-year old left only joined Jose Bordalas’ side in January from Segunda side Lugo in a €2M deal. However he has reportedly caught the eye of scouts from the La Liga champions during his six appearances for the club at the back end of last season.

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