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FC Barcelona News: 27 January 2020; Ousmane Dembele Back in Training, Barcelona B Victorious

FC Barcelona Pre-Season Training Session Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Kobe Bryant (1978-2020) | FC Barcelona
The world is mourning following the tragic death today of Kobe Bryant. The winner of five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and two Olympic gold medals with Team USA died at the age of 41 on Sunday in a helicopter accident Calabasas, California.

Reactions to the loss of Kobe Bryant | FC Barcelona
The death of Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday has left the sports world in shock. At FC Barcelona, his many admirers expressed their sorrow on social networks.

Messi will eventually get fed up and pack his bags | Marca
Another disappointing defeat for Barcelona, just weeks after installing a new coach who was supposed to bring a drastic change, has thrown up more questions than answers.

Setien gives Barcelona players their first day off since taking charge | Marca
Quique Setien has decided to give his Barcelona squad their first day off since taking over as first team coach, allowing his players to take a breather on Monday. One of the many things that Ernesto Valverde came in for criticism for was the excessive number of days off he allowed his players.

Dembélé joins in Sunday training | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona squad trained on Sunday morning at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, the day after their away defeat to Valencia. The players turned their focus to the upcoming games that await them in the Copa del Rey and LaLiga, against CD Leganés and Levante UD, respectively.

Barça contacted Lautaro Martinez’s people this month but deal impossible | Sport
Some of the deals the Catalan club looked into proved impossible, such as am move for Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez. There was contact with the Argentine striker’s agents to try and do a deal this month, but it was impossible to do on a financial level at this moment in time. Inter, too, were unwilling to put a price on one of their star players this month.

Barcelona rule out move for Milan’s Piatek as they search for a No.9 | Sport
The Catalan side are without the injured Luis Suarez for four months and are keen on bringing in Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno as a replacement. However, they are also looking at other options in case Rodrigo doesn’t come and Polish international Piatek featured on their long list.

Rodrigo Moreno trains with Valencia amid Barcelona interest | Football Espana
Rodrigo Moreno is training as normal with Valencia amid rumours that he will join Barcelona this week, report Marca. The Spain international has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou in the final week of the January transfer window, with the Blaugrana hopeful of signing a replacement striker for the injured Luis Suarez.

Barcelona launch bid for ex Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder | Football Espana
Barcelona are reportedly considering a late transfer window move for AS Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder. Quique Setien’s side have been linked with a number of potential attacking transfer targets before the end of the January transfer window, including Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez.

Barça B 2-0 Ejea: Hard work gets its reward | FC Barcelona
Barça B controlled the ball for long periods in the opening stages, but the Ejea defence were solid and so Garcia Pimienta’s team had difficulty finding space to manufacture chances. Saverio and Monchu came closest for the Blaugranes, however, it was Ejea’s Ramón López who almost opened the scoring, his shot from inside the six-yard box deflected away from danger.

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