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FC Barcelona News: 18 June 2020; Date set for Napoli tie, latest Lautaro Martinez rumors

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

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Barça v Napoli to be played on 7 or 8 August | FC Barcelona

Barcelona’s Champions League second leg will take place on 7 or 8 August with the venue still to be decided. The winner will progress to a final eight tournament in Lisbon.

Dani Alves: The most difficult opponent I’ve faced was Cristiano Ronaldo | Marca

Dani Alves says Cristiano Ronaldo is the toughest opponent he’s faced “without any doubt” but added “when I was with Guardiola, I think I made him suffer more than he did me.”

Important for Messi to help Griezmann avoid becoming the ‘new Coutinho’ - Rivaldo | Goal

Rivaldo reckons that Lionel Messi needs to help Antoine Griezmann avoid becoming the new Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona.

Stoichkov: Lautaro would have the best teacher in the world in Luis Suarez | Marca

Hristo Stoichkov thinks Luis Suarez would be the perfect teacher for Lautaro Martinez if he made the move to Barcelona from Inter this summer.

Inter stand firm on 85 million euros plus Junior for Lautaro Martínez | Sport

Inter want Barcelona to play 85 million euros plus Junior Firpo for Lautaro Martinez. The Catalans can only afford 65m but are willing to include two players, according to reports.

Monchi wanted Braithwaite | Mundo Deportivo

Sevilla chief Monchi was planning a summer move for Martin Braithwaite before Barcelona snapped up the striker on an emergency transfer in February.

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