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FC Barcelona News: 2 June 2020; Lionel Messi set to stay at Barça, Nélson Semedo close to Manchester City move

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

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First full group session - FC Barcelona
On Monday the football first team have returned to training with their first full group session as set out in La Liga's phase four protocol for training sessions. Up until now, the squad were training in two separate groups of 14 players.

Barça celebrate the return of football - FC Barcelona
After the announcement of the new league fixture list, the Club wish to show their excitement at the return of competition via this video

Jean Clair Todibo will not continue at Schalke 04 - SPORT
The future of Jean Clair Todibo is far from Schalke 04. The German club had an option to buy on the Barca defender for 25 million euros, but that option expired on Monday.

Jordi Alba on Messi and the return to competition - SPORT
The Spanish left back spoke to TVE as the league gears up to resume

FInal negotiations for Nelson Semedo transfer to Man City - SPORT
Barcelona are ready to sell Nelson Semedo for 40 million euros to raise funds for their transfer moves this summer. Unlike Arthur and Ivan Rakitic, the right back is ready and willing to leave. Man City's offer is that which he likes the most, on a sporting and financial level.

Rashford backed out of Barcelona talks before signing new Man United contract - ESPN
Mundo Deportivo claims that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford got cold feet when negotiating with Barcelona last year. Rashford's contract at Old Trafford was due to expire in 2020 and Barca sounded out his brother, Dwaine Maynard, who is also his agent, over a possible move to Camp Nou.

Messi's Barcelona exit clause expires, set for extended stay - ESPN
The clause allowing Lionel Messi to walk away from Barcelona for free this summer expired over the weekend, sources at the club confirmed to ESPN, meaning he will remain at Camp Nou for at least another 12 months.

Cellino: Barcelona offered 65 million euros and two interesting players for Tonali - MARCA
Brescia president Massimo Cellino has revealed that before the COVID-19 outbreak he rejected an offer from Barcelona for talented midfielder Sandro Tonali.

Barcelona will not allow Dembele to recover from injury in Qatar - MARCA
Barcelona have denied Ousmane Dembele permission to continue his recovery from injury in Qatar. In February, Dembele underwent surgery in Finland due to a ruptured tendon in his right bicep.

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