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FC Barcelona News: 19 May 2020; Ivan Rakitic discusses return to training, Xavi talks Neymar

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

FC Barcelona v RC Deportivo La Coruna - La Liga Photo by Miguel Ruiz/FC Barcelona via Getty Images

Rakitic thrilled 'to pass to a person instead of a wall' - FC Barcelona
Barça midfielder Ivan Rakitic was joined by Catalan Moto GP rider Marc Márquez this Monday for a chat on the Barça YouTube channel. With both of them getting back to something resembling a normal training routine and with the return to competition on the horizon, there was plenty to talk about.

Xavi says no to Aubameyang & Mane but yes to Neymar's Barça return - SPORT
Many players have been linked with Barcelona in recent weeks but the club's former captain, Xavi Hernandez, who is now coaching in Qatar, has warned against signing two of them.

Quique Setien's freekicks in Barcelona training... Almost like Messi - MARCA
Barcelona coach Quique Setien showed off his skills in Monday's training session, as he took a number of freekicks Lionel Messi style, as the club published on social media.

Alex Song: I made 15,000 pounds per week and saved nothing - MARCA
With Barcelona signing Alex Song fresh from one standout season with Arsenal, the Cameroon midfielder has detailed how he was making 15,000 pounds per week and somehow saved nothing.

Barcelona: A champion's diet: Arthur's nutritional plan - MARCA
Arthur's diet is based on natural food, meaning he avoids processed things, industrialised fats and sugars. This improves his metabolic flexibility, as does the crucial protein control that Barleze oversees.

Real Madrid want to poach Barcelona youth star Mbuyamba - Football Espana
Teenage defender Xavier Mbuyamba is reportedly determined to leave Barcelona this summer with Real Madrid among the clubs interested. The 18-year-old is said to be demanding interest from a series of elite clubs around the continent with Inter, Juventus and Chelsea also linked.

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