TOP 5 Barca: Ronaldinho, La Masia, Espanyol, Deulofeu, Rafinha,


Who should Barcelona sell, loan, keep in January? Dembele setback and Ex-Masia Sergio Navarro interview | The Barcelona Podcast

Listen to Francesc and Dan debating which current players should be either sold, loaned out or kept to help Valverde’s team this season. We are then joined by Ex-Masia youngster Sergio Navarro. The show ends with La Ronda of Quick-Fire Listener Questions. Subscribe via Apple Podcasts iOS App, the Android Google Play App or Spotify to make sure you never miss another episode!

Running Order:
Was Barcelona right to loan Arda Turan instead of selling?
Should Rafinha accept a loan to Inter Milan?
Does it make sense for Cillessen to leave in January?
Should Barcelona have forced Mascherano to stay?
What effect does Dembele's latest injury have on the team?
What sort impact will Coutinho have once he recovers from injury?
Does Andre Gomes have enough quality to become a Barca starter?


Ronaldinho's brother confirms Brazilian legend retirement | Goal

Legendary Brazilian playmaker Ronaldinho has officially retired from football, the player's brother and agent Roberto Assis has confirmed.

"He's quit football, it's over," Assis told O Globo. "Let's now do something nice [his farewell], big as it should be, after the Russia World Cup, maybe in August. We'll do some events now around Brazil, Europe and Asia. Of course, we're also arranging something with the Brazil national team as well." More here.

Valverde: 'Espanyol in best form of the season' | FCBarcelona.com

FC Barcelona face this Wednesday the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final tie against Espanyol away from home at the RCDE Stadium. A city derby, commitment and emotion is guaranteed according to Barça boss Ernesto Valverde as a game between the two Barcelona based clubs “reduces the difference that there may be in the league due to the emotional factor because it is a derby and all the players are aware of that.”

“I see Espanyol in great form and their stats confirm that after recent results in the league and after coming back in the last round of the Copa against Levante. As well, they will try to take advantage of playing at home,” continued Valverde. More here.

New Napoli offensive for Gerard Deulofeu | Sport

Sources from Napoli say they want Deulofeu on loan with an option to buy. The Catalan is one of various options with Politano, Younes and Lucas Moura also on the table.

Barcelona want an obligatory option to buy in a loan deal worth 20 million euros, but Napoli do not accept that. They would only be willing to pay that much if Deulofeu convinced them while there. More here.

Inter Milan confident on signing Rafinha | Goal

Inter are confident of signing Rafinha from Barcelona but the Serie A club's sporting director Piero Ausilio insists they need time to complete a potential deal. The midfielder has not played this season, having been kept on the sidelines by a knee injury.

Barca reportedly rejected a €20million offer from Inter but sporting director Ausilio remains hopeful that a deal can be struck: "We're always confident when we work," Ausilio told Sky. "We need time to do it though." More here.


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