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FC Barcelona News: 21 January 2020; Focus Turns to Copa del Rey, Bayern Munich Eying Nelson Semedo

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FC Barcelona v Getafe kick off time confirmed | FC Barcelona
Barça v Getafe in week 24 of La Liga will take place on Saturday 15 February at 4.00pm CET. Should the blaugranes make it to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey then it would come the weekend after the first leg in midweek. Getafe have no such worries as they were knocked out of the tournament by Badalona at the last 64 stage.

The lowdown on UD Ibiza | FC Barcelona
Quique Setién’s second game in charge is a Copa del Rey fixture away to UC Ibiza (Wednesday at 7.00pm CET). It’s the first time the two clubs have ever met, so here’s some background on the Balearic Island club.

When and where to watch Ibiza vs. Barça | FC Barcelona
The Copa del Rey returns to action for FC Barcelona on Wednesday night (7pm CET) when they take on IBIZA in the Round of 32. It will be a second game in charge for new coach Quique Setién, and a tie played over a single leg -making victory vital for the Blaugrana.

Barcelona have 10 days to sign a No.9 with Suarez out for season | Sport
Alarm bells rang at Barcelona when Luis Suarez was ruled out for four months. He’s practically out for the rest of the season, which means they may have to sign. Barça were not contemplating going to the market this month, but the Uruguayan’s injury has radically changed their plans.

Barça not ruling out letting Rakitic leave Camp Nou in January | Sport
FC Barcelona are not ruling out letting Ivan Rakitic leave Camp Nou in January before the transfer window closes at the end of the month. The club have two offers for the Croatian midfielder, with one of them being from Juventus, who top Serie A and include ex-Real Madrid man Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks.

Barça’s Nelson Semedo emerges as a target for Bayern Munich | Sport
Nelson Semedo has a contract with FC Barcelona until 2022 but it seems he has lost his place in the team. According to Bild, last summer he was not for sale, but Barça could now have changed their stance. A report in the German outlet says Bayern Munich are following his situation, with Tottenham also interested.

Barcelona want Juventus midfielder Matheus Pereira | Football Espana
Barcelona are reportedly considering a bid for Juventus midfielder Matheus Pereira in the coming days. La Blaugrana boss Quique Setien is yet to set out his plans for the January transfer window, however the 23-year old Brazilian is reported to be a long term target of the Catalan side.

La Masia temporarily closes due to weather | Marca
Barcelona announced on social media that due to the weather forecast and the state of the roads, training sessions scheduled for Monday afternoon have been cancelled. The first team, who trained at midday, will return to work at 18:00 CET on Tuesday.

Rei Manaj joins Barça B | FC barcelona
FC Barcelona and Albacete have reached an agreement for the 22 year old Albanian striker Rei Manaj with the player signing a contract until 30 June 2023. Manaj’s buy out clause is set at 50 million euros after passing a medical last Friday and signing his new contract on Monday in the Estadi Johan Cruyff in the presence of the Board Member responsible for Barça B, Silvio Elías and the technical director of Barça B, Jose Mari Bakero.

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