Live Barcelona Blog: Blaugrana await fate in Champions League group stage draw

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Hello Barcelona fans!

Stay up to date with all the news from the Camp Nou on Thursday, with the transfer deadline approaching and the team set to find out who they’ll face in the Champions League group stage – the draw is later in the day.

12:30pm – Champions League group stage draw is on Thursday

Barcelona will find out who they’ll play in the Champions League group stage later on Thursday (8pm UAE time), with the team that dumped them out of the quarter-finals last season, Roma, a potential opponent, along with beaten finalists Liverpool.

Check out the permutations in our preview of the draw.

12pm – Paco Alcacer says Dortmund loan was an ‘easy choice’

Alcacer struggled for game time at the Camp Nou.

Paco Alcacer finalised a loan deal to Borussia Dortmund earlier this week and has revealed that the decision to move in search of more first-team football was an “easy choice”.

Watch what he had to say, here.

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Chance for regular first-team football: Paco Alcacer.

Paco Alcacer has revealed his delight at securing a season-long loan switch to Borussia Dortmund.

The Barcelona forward was merely a back-up to Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at Camp Nou, and now has the chance to reignite his career in Germany’s top-flight.

Alcacer, 24, arrived at Blaugrana from Valencia in 2016 but has since struggled to nail down a spot.

Watch what he had to say after completing his move.

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Live Barcelona Blog: Barcelona duo want PSG's Adrien Rabiot to free up Philippe Coutinho

Matt Jones 29/08/2018
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Hola Barcelona fans. Matt Jones here today and I and the rest of the talented Sport360 team are bringing you all the latest and biggest Barca news to you on Wednesday, whether it be transfer gossip, news, views or anything else from the Camp Nou.

As always, get in touch with us throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.

16:00 – De Jong set to reject Barcelona to stay at Ajax

Ajax rising star Frenkie de Jong has confirmed that he will stay at Johan Cruijff Arena despite interest from Barcelona.

The La Liga champions had been heavily linked with the exciting 21-year-old, and it was believed earlier this summer that a fee of £50 million (Dhs 234 million) would be enough to get the deal over the line.

Read what the Dutchman had to say here.

10:40am – Barcelona duo want PSG’s Adrien Rabiot to free up Philippe Coutinho

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are both apparently eager for Barcelona to seal a move for Paris Saint-Germain and France star Adrien Rabiot so teammate Philippe Coutinho can play alongside them up front.

The superstar duo don’t want the erratic Ousmane Dembele lining up alongside them and reportedly would prefer the Blaugrana’s front three to be a South American triumvirate with Brazilian Coutinho replacing the Frenchman in attack.

Read the full story right here.

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