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Barcelona rumor round-up: Malcom, Riqui Puig, Rafinha and Semedo latest

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Another fresh batch of hot gossip

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Borussia Dortmund in Malcom talks

Today’s rumor round-up begins with Malcom and news that Borussia Dortmund are in talks to land the Brazilian for €42 million.

According to Goal, Barca are willing to sell Malcom for a smidge more than they bought him for and have a good relationship with the Bundesliga side.

Malcom is currently with the squad in Japan, and the report reckons if a deal is completed it won’t be announced until next week.

Riqui Puig turns down Xavi

Over at Mundo Deportivo the word is that Riqui Puig turned down the chance to move to Xavi’s Al-Sadd side on loan.

Xavi wanted to borrow Barca’s little midfield gem for the season, and while Puig was flattered, surprised and probably a little bit chuffed, his priority is to stay with Barca.

Rafinha has three offers

Another Barcelona player who is a wanted man is Rafinha. According to Sport, the Brazilian has three offers to choose from.

Valencia, Atalanta and Fiorentina are all keen on bringing in Rafinha this summer, but it seems his preference would be to head to Mestalla.

Barca reject Semedo offers

And finally today we end with a report from AS, who report that Nelson Semedo is the only Barcelona player who the club have received offers for this summer.

Apparently, clubs in England, Spain and Italy have all tried to land the Portugal international, but Barcelona are adamant he is going nowhere.

Barcelona are planning to have Semedo as their first choice right-back next season, with Moussa Wague his deputy and Sergi Roberto going back into midfield.