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Barcelona set sights on Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante in Andre Gomes swap deal

Barcelona close in on Chelsea play-maker N’Golo Kante with an offer which could lead to Andre Gomes joining Chelsea in return, according to Sky Italy. Having recently sacked manager Antonio Conte, Chelsea are unlikely to be willing to allow one of their most valuable players leave. However, reports suggest last season La Liga champions have tabled a fee-plus-player deal and are yet to see the outcome. Like for like replacement With Sergio Busquets ageing and Andres Iniesta announcing his retirement at the tail end of last season, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde…

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Gossip LaLiga News 

Valverde discards Andre Gomes as Premier League move is on the horizon

Ernesto Valverde has told Andre Gomes that he will leave Barcelona this summer after a number of Premier League sides showed interest. The Portuguese’s arrival at the Camp Nou from Valencia two seasons back came under heavy scrutiny, mainly because of the hefty price tag of £50m and other options in the Barca squad at the time. The 24-year-old’s transfer fee, matched with some indifferent form and constant links to an exit, have seen him become dismayed at life in the Catalan capital, whilst the club’s fans have been heard…

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LaLiga News 

Valverde set for Barcelona exit after just one season

Ernesto Valverde is considering leaving Barcelona at the end of the season, according to reports in Spain. The former Athletic Bilbao coach arrived at the Camp Nou last summer from the Basque club and has led them to a currently unbeaten league campaign, matched with a Copa del Rey success, beating Sevilla 5-0 on Saturday. Diario AS are amongst those Spanish reports who claim Valverde is considering his future, citing reports that the relationship between the coach and the Catalan club’s board is – strained. This is said to have…

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La Copa News 

Valverde: Barca were determined to win Copa

Ernesto Valverde has said his Barcelona side were determined to win the Copa del Rey final, beating Sevilla 5-0 on Saturday evening. The La Liga leaders took less than quarter of an hour to open the scoring with a goal that was the definition of route one. Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen set Philippe Coutinho free with a long punt up field with the Brazilian squaring to Luis Suarez to tap Barcelona into the lead. Steven Nzonzi spurned a good chance when he fluffed his lines from Jesus Navas’ pass and the Andalucians…

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LaLiga News 

Valverde unhappy with Celta Vigo draw

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has revealed his unhappiness at the 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Tuesday evening. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were left out of the starting eleven by Ernesto Valverde as the Barca coach kept one eye on the Copa del Rey final this Saturday evening. Chances were then handed to the likes of Denis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele, and it was the latter who gave the Catalan side the lead at the Balaidos. The Frenchman capitalised on a lapse in concentration in the Celta back-line and…

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LaLiga News 

Not even El Clasico is interesting Barca fans as season comes to an end this week

May’s El Clasico tie with Real Madrid at Camp Nou is somewhat of a glorified friendly now this season after Barcelona all-but secured the La Liga title at the weekend. Should Atletico Madrid slip up this week in any of their two La Liga games against Real Sociedad and Real Betis – and Barca win, then the Spanish title will be firmly in the hands of the Catalan club. Matched with their domination in the league this term, which sees them remain unbeaten heading into the Tuesday night game with…

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LaLiga News 

Valverde asking for more Barcelona credit after unbeaten run

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has asked for more credit to be directed at his side after they remain unbeaten in La Liga. The Catalan side broke Real Sociedad’s La Liga record of 39 games unbeaten with the 2-1 win over Valencia at the weekend, leaving Valverde’s side on the verge of a record breaking league title. With the prospect of Valencia losing midweek, Barca can wrap up the title if they win their next two games – putting pressure on Tuesday’s game at the Balaidos. Speaking ahead of the fixture…

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LaLiga News 

Valverde unconcerned by La Liga record; pleased with Roma reaction

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has said he preferred to look at his side’s reaction to the defeat against Roma, instead of their record breaking result against Valencia on Saturday. Ahead of second place, Atletico Madrid by 14 points, Barcelona broke a 38-year record set by Real Sociedad after goals by Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti in either half. The last three fixtures between these two free scoring sides had not seen any goals in the first half, before a sumptuous through ball pass from Phillipe Coutinho released Uruguay striker Luis…

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Global News 

Pique and Valverde involved in bust-up after latter fails to press Roma

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique and Ernesto Valverde had a fall-out during the defeat to Roma after the former called on his boss to put more pressure on the Italian side. Sport have confirmed that Pique called for Valverde to instruct his team to change their tactics and press the Serie A side, however, the former Athletic Club coach is said to have reacted angrily to the centre-back and told him to stay out his way. Pique, who has a big influence in the Barca dressing room is said to have been…

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