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FC Barcelona News: 1 April 2020; Van Dijk talks Lionel Messi, Barca set Umtiti price

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and transfer rumors

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Godin likens Barcelona target Lautaro to Suarez & Aguero | Goal

Diego Godin says Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez is similar to Luis Suarez and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and is “maturing with every match.”

Laporta praises Barcelona’s players and criticises Bartomeu | Marca

Joan Laporta has praised Barcelona players for agreeing to take a 70 per cent pay cut and has taken another swipe at president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

The selling price of Umtiti | Sport

Barcelona want to make €130 million in sales in the summer and are willing to offload defender Samuel Umtiti for €50 million.

June 27 given as deadline to get the La Liga campaign started again | Sport

La Liga is hoping to resume the 2019-20 season on June 27. If games cannot resume by that date then it’s possible the campaign will be cancelled.

Van Dijk names Messi as toughest opponent but Aguero as toughest to mark | Goal

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has named Lionel Messi as the toughest opponent he has faced and says Sergio Aguero is the hardest to mark.

UEFA threatens to sanction Quique Setién | Sport

UEFA have threatened to sanction Barcelona manager Quique Setien if the team are late out on to the pitch again. They have already been fined for taking the pitch late against Napoli.

Rustu Reçber worsens and is critically ill due to coronavirus | Mundo Deportivo

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Rustu Recber is critically ill in hospital after contracting the coronavirus and his condition has reportedly worsened.

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