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FC Barcelona News: 20 May 2020; Group training continues, Ivan Rakitic discusses future

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

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Group work continues - FC Barcelona
After the return of rondos on Monday and positional work at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, on Tuesday the team carried on working in groups.

Stat of the day | 91: Messi's goals in a calendar year - FC Barcelona
In 2012 Leo Messi hit the absolute heights. The Argentine scored 91 goals in a calendar year: 79 with Barça (59 in La Liga, 13 in the Champions League, 5 in the Copa del Rey and 2 in the Spanish Super Cup) plus 12 with the Argentina national side.

Barcelona told Ivan Rakitic in May they had no offers for him - SPORT
Barcelona told Ivan Rakitic at the start of May that they were not negotiating his sale with anyone and that no offers had arrived for him in recent months.

Philippe Coutinho back training by himself at Bayern - SPORT
Philippe Coutinho is back to work at Bayern Munich, operating by himself after suffering an injury in the middle of April. The Brazilian midfielder, on loan from FC Barcelona, hurt his ankle and had an operation.

Player wages sinking Barcelona - MARCA
Barcelona's main problem in combatting the financial problems that coronavirus has thrown them is the high salaries of their players. These big wages make some players unattainable for other clubs and reduce Barcelona's ability to cut their costs.

Wagner Ribeiro: I think Neymar will stay at PSG - MARCA
Wagner Ribeiro, a Brazilian agent close to the Neymar family, believes that the forward will remain at Paris Saint-Germain beyond this summer despite interest from Barcelona.

Barcelona and Real Madrid target Fabian Ruiz injured in Napoli training - Football Espana
There could be a large number of muscular problems cropping up over the next few weeks as teams gear up for a return to action, and according to Football Italia the latest victim is Fabian Ruiz of Napoli.

Barcelona made unsuccessful moves for Harry Kane before Lautaro Martinez became their main target - Football Espana
The Tottenham striker has been more regularly linked to Real Madrid than Barca over the years, but according to Fernando Polo, he was also a major part of the Catalan club’s plans this summer as they look for a long term replacement for Luis Suarez.

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