Live Barcelona blog: Arturo Vidal lacks respect for team-mates, says Barcelona chief

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The Sport360 Team is in place bringing you the latest Barcelona news on Thursday.

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

8:55pm – Vidal needs to show a little respect

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Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal “lacked respect” for his team-mates by complaining on social media about not playing enough, the club’s sporting director Pep Segura said Thursday.

Read the story here.

6:45pm – Moans about Malcom

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Summer signing Malcom’s lack of action at Barcelona is “difficult to explain”, according to his agent.

Read the quotes here.

12pm – Samuel Umtiti set to miss El Clasico

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Real Madrid may have struggled to score goals of late – but this will be welcome news.

Samuel Umtiti is still nursing a knee injury and the rest of October is looking grim – read the injury update here.

10am – Frenkie de Jong’s frustration

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Ajax midfielder has been chewed up and spat out by the transfer rumour mill – and he’s unhappy about it.

Read why a potential move to Barcelona is anything but a dream for the 21-year-old at the moment.

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Barcelona yet to open contract talks with left-back Jordi Alba

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Barcelona have yet to make contact with star left-back Jordi Alba about a new contract.

Alba, 29, has made 259 appearances for Barca since the former youth player was brought back to the club from Valencia in June 2012. He has, however, only got two years remaining on his current deal at Camp Nou.

Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, general manager Pep Segura remained calm about the situation.

He said: “We are very happy with the performance of Jordi Alba,”

“He is a player of ours and we want him to feel at ease in his home.

“This situation of approach about a renewal is coming. There is no doubt about that.”

Alba has won 66 caps for Spain, but was again left out of the squad for this month’s internationals by ex-Barca boss Luis Enrique.

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Malcom situation at Barcelona 'difficult to explain', says agent

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Malcom is set to wear the No7 shirt at Barcelona.

Summer signing Malcom’s lack of action at Barcelona is “difficult to explain”, according to his agent.

Malcom, 21, was stolen from Roma’s grasp at the last second in July. But the €41 million buy from Bordeaux has played just 25 minutes in La Liga, across two, brief, substitute appearances.

Speaking to RAC1, representative Junior Minguella spoke about his client’s situation.

“It is difficult to explain,” he said. “All players need adaptation and Malcom has had enough time to do it and have minutes.

“So far he has not had them, but when he can play he will demonstrate the quality he has.”

He added: “He’s fine [Malcom] and eager to play. He does not like the situation, but he is focused and very motivated.”

Malcom has been called up for Brazil’s imminent friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina. The forward scored 23 times in 96 matches for Bordeaux after a January 2016 move from Corinthians.

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