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FC Barcelona News: 5 May 2020; Carles Aleñá, Riqui Puig set for first team promotion

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

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Ter Stegen: 'I'm very happy in Barcelona' - FC Barcelona
In an interview via Instagram, the German goalkeeper also added that 'the sporting situation is good'

Setien says he's “not the worst” in Barça rondos, talks lockdown & chess - SPORT
In a light-hearted interview, Barcelona coach Quique Setien joked that he's not one of the worst when he joins in with rondos at training.

Xavi contradicts Abidal: “I had an offer to take over as Barça coach” - SPORT
Xavi Hernandez has reaffirmed his version of events. The former Barcelona midfielder assured on Monday that the club offered him the manager's job in January -- but he turned it down.

Inter Milan midfieder Borja Valero: We need Lautaro here with us - SPORT
Borja Valero, Inter Milan's Spanish midfielder, has praised the progress and performances of his teammate Lautaro Martinez, who is wanted by Barcelona.

Tottenham midfielder Ndombele drifts away from Barcelona transfer - SPORT
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona next season due to his relationship with coach Jose Mourinho. However, according to The Telegraph, the situation has changed and the Frenchman's move to Camp Nou is now less likely.

How Barça B's path back to second division is taking shape - SPORT
All Barcelona B eyes this week will be on Friday's video conference in which the RFEF will decide how to resolve the Segunda Division B.

Aleña and Riqui Puig will both be in Barça's first team next season - SPORT
Carles Aleña and Riqui Puig will be part of the Barcelona first team next season. The decision has been taken. Only the arrival of a huge offer for one of them will change the club's mind.

Xavi reveals chat with Guardiola to convince him to keep Eto'o: Common sense prevailed - MARCA
Xavi and Samuel Eto'o discussed their time together at Barcelona over a video chat, and recalled the time when the Catalan midfielder convinced Pep Guardiola to keep the Cameroonian striker.

Barcelona wait on LFP inspection before returning to training - MARCA
Barcelona are waiting to be given the green light from an inspector from the Professional Football League (LFP) before returning to training.

Denis Suarez: I was lucky to play with Iniesta, a role model for me - MARCA
Suarez was unable to make much of an impact at the Camp Nou before being loaned out to Arsenal in 2018 and eventually sold to his boyhood club Celta Vigo in 2019, but he has fond memories.

Barcelona in crisis - club's VP talks coronavirus, wage cuts, infighting and when Messi & Co. might return - ESPN
Last month, Barca said that it aimed to sell the title rights to Europe's biggest stadium for next season, to raise money for the global fight against the coronavirus. But Jordi Cardoner i Casaus, the club's first vice president, told ESPN that Barca is open to a much longer naming arrangement with a sponsor.

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